Chelsea’s Marco Reus For Andre Schurrle Swap Deal Is Total Nonsense: Here’s Why

The new rumours surrounding the Dortmund forward’s future are rubbish…

Today’s update in the interminable Marco Reus transfer saga has a new twist on the attacker’s future.

The Metro, amongst others, suggest that Chelsea will offer Borussia Dortmund £20m plus Andre Schurrle for Reus.

The German forward has been linked to all manner of clubs across Europe, but a move to Stamford Bridge seems to be the rumour that has gained the most traction.

In many ways a swap deal would make sense. Schurrle has not really performed for the Blues this year, and Reus would give the team similar attacking quality, plus the option of a “false nine” striker – a role which Schurrle has singularly failed to perform in.

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But the idea that the Wewst Londoners would offer their current star and £20m is ridiculous.

Firstly, even if Jose Mourinho did want to give Schurrle away, his valuation is likely to be between £15m and £20m. If they were to give him to Dortmund with £20m, that would mean that they value Reus at between £35m and £4om.

It also ignores the key factor in the Reus deal: his €25m release clause, which Dortmund confirmed existed a year ago.

If Chelsea, or any other club for that matter, only need to offer €25m (£19.8m) to secure Reus, why would they want to offer a swap-deal amounting to twice that much.

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