If there is any chance of bringing Bayer Leverkusen midfield player Andre Schurrle to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, then Chelsea should jump at it before a rival beats them to the punch.
Highly-rated Germany international could be about to swap the Bundesliga for the Premier League this summer.
SOURCE: The Sun
European champions Chelsea have been heavily criticised since Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich bought the West London club nearly ten years ago because of the occasional haphazard nature of their transfer policy.
However, a move for up-and-coming Bayer Leverkusen star Andre Schurrle, who has lit up the Bundesliga of late with his vast array of skills and goals, could earn unanimous praise.
The Blues have actually been keeping close tabs on the 22-year-old for some time now, even reportedly having a big-money offer for the coveted Germany international rejected by his club last summer following a series of eye-catching displays for his country at Euro 2012.
However, that has clearly not deterred Chelsea, who look set to return with another sizeable bid with which to test Leverkusen’s resolve at the end of this season, possibly in a swap deal involving Belgium international Kevin de Bruyne.
Schurrle, who is contracted to the BayArena club until 2016, has a market value of £22 million according to footballer database transfermarkt and with a scoring record of 16 goals in only 59 appearances for Leverkusen, as well as an even more eye-catching seven strikes in just 22 internationals for his country, you can see why Chelsea join a whole host of other big-name clubs from across Europe interested in the youngster this summer.
In Schurrle’s mere four-year career to date, the wide man has found the back of the net an impressive 41 occasions in 145 matches, with a record of a goal just over every three games for a winger being an outstanding return.
Now, with de Bruyne being valued at £8.8m also by transfermarkt, Chelsea could end up in effect having to pay not much more than £10m for one of European football’s most in-demand operators at the end of the season, which for once would be a rare piece of smart business by Abramovich.