However, move is still likely to take place shortly.
Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller has insisted that there is still no agreement in place between the Bundesliga club and Chelsea over the sale of coveted midfield player Andre Schurrle this summer, reports the Metro.
The west London club have been keeping close tabs on the Germany international all season long, with a view to bringing the 22-year-old to Stamford Bridge when the summer transfer window finally swings open for business once again on July 1.
The attacking midfield player has been with Leverkusen for the past two seasons now, having joined the club from fellow German outfit Mainz 05 in the summer of 2016, and in the intervening two-year period Schurrle has scored an impressive 23 goals in only 83 matches, including 18 strikes in 65 league encounters for his club.
And it is that kind of eye-catching form in front of goal that has resulted in Chelsea making moves to bring the player to the capital for next season, although Voller is adamant that there is no deal in place as yet.
“I cannot confirm a transfer agreement,” Voller told Deutsche Presseagentur.
“Definitely, we have been in touch about it and we [Voller and Mourinho] have talked to each other about it. But there is nothing to reveal.
“There is interest in the services of Andre Schurrle from Chelsea FC, but we will have to keep on waiting the progress of those next few days.”