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Done Deal: Chelsea Complete £18m Deal to Sign Bayer Leverkusen Forward Andre Schurrle

The German star has become Jose Mourinho’s first signing at Chelsea during his second spell in charge.

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Andre Schurrle’s transfer to Chelsea has been finalised, with the club confirming the signing of the German winger, Goal.com reports.

Chelsea announced on June 13th that they had agreed a fee with Bayer Leverkusen and now the club have announced that everything has been finalised and Schurrle will become a Chelsea player.

The German star can play on either wing and has signed a 5 year contract with the Blues.

“I am so happy now I have signed and it is an honour for me to play for this club, with this team and for these great fans,” Schurrle told the club’s official website. “I am really looking forward to it.”

Chelsea have been linked with Schurrle for most of the last year, having been close to signing the German last summer but the deal fell through.

The Blues were determined to get their man this summer and Schurrle becomes Jose Mourinho’s first signing of his second spell at Chelsea.

Bolstering Chelsea’s options out wide was always probable due to Mourinho’s preference for lots of quality wide men in his squad and Schurrle looks set to give competition to the Blues Belgian star Eden Hazard.

The Blues could now step up their interest in a striker, with the club heavily linked with Napoli striker Edinson Cavani and Zenit St Petersburg’s Hulk.


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