The Leverkusen director believes a deal can be struck.
Long-term Chelsea target Andre Schurlle seems to have taken one step closer to Stamford Bridge, as Bayer Leverkusen director Wolfgang Holzhauser proposes a swap deal for Kevin De Bruyne.
Schurlle gave the biggest hint that he was on his way to west London on May 21 when the 22-year-old said he believed he had played his last match for Leverkusen.
It seems as if the German side would be open to a £20m deal for their star, but only if talented Blues youngster De Bruyne was offered up as a loan deal to sweeten proceedings.
The Belgian has gained many fans in the Bundesliga this season with some impressive performances during his temporary spell with Werder Bremen.
De Bruyne has played 33 league matches in Germany for Bremen in 2012/13 and netted 10 goals, earning him interest from Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp.
Yet now it seems Holzhauser will hold out for the 21-year-old if a deal for Schurrle is to go through.
“We agreed with Chelsea. They buy Schurrle for a specific transfer fee, and in return we get De Bruyne on-loan for one year,” the 61-year-old was quoted on RP Online.
“I assume that Chelsea will honour what has been agreed.”
The Blues are particularly keen to land the German winger but would be put in a difficult position concerning De Bruyne were Dortmund to put a transfer offer in for him.
However, with the Belgium international earning so much praise it could make sense for Chelsea to loan him out for one more year to see if he would be ready for Premier League action in 2014.