Stamford Bridge side finally land Bayer Leverkusen forward.
ESPN claim that Chelsea have finally reached a firm agreement in relation to the signing of long term target Andre Schurrle.
Having previously failed with two bids for the 22 year old German international the Stamford Bridge side have struck a deal to sign the Bayer Leverkusen forward for a fee of €20 (£16.9m), potentially making the youngster the first signing of Jose Mourinho’s second spell in charge of the West London club.
Initially it had been reported that Bayer Leverkusen had wanted to include Chelsea youngster Kevin de Bruyne as a makeweight in the deal, either on a season long loan deal or on a permanent basis, but the Belgian is determined to secure a move to join Borussia Dortmund an issue that had threatened to derail the Blues push to sign Schurrle.
Schurrle took part in a farewell match for Michael Ballack this evening (Wednesday), with Jose Mourinho in attendance, no doubt keen to see a move for the talented attacker completed.
The former Mainz man had an excellent season in 2012/13, helping his side to secure a third place finish, netting 14 goals and providing nine assists in all competitions.
The adaptable German is unlikely to be the prolific forward Mourinho may be looking to bring in replace flop Fernando Torres but he is a very effective option in a number of attacking roles and is comfortable on the ball and has the potential to make a real impact in the Premier League.