Reports: Andre Schurrle headed for Chelsea exit as VfL Wolfsburg confirms deal
According to reports from Kicker, Chelsea have reached an agreement with VfL Wolfsburg for a reported fee of 30 million euros, as out-of-favour forward Andre Schurrle is headed for Stamford Bridge exit. It is also reported that Wolfsburg have agreed personal terms with the 24-year old Germany International and a transfer is imminent.
Bild reports that Schurrle’s deal is worth about 6 million per season, and will tie him to the Bundesliga club until 2019 and mentions that Schurrle’s father Joachim and his consultant negotiated throughout the day for the transfer. Chelsea has already agreed to sign Colombian midfielder Juan Cuadrado after meeting his release clause, with Mohamed Salah going the opposite direction for a 18-month loan period.
The 2014 World Cup winner has been linked with a return to the Bundesliga in recent weeks, ever since Jose Mourinho said the Blues could be persuaded to cash in on the World Cup winner if they receive "a phenomenal offer."
Schurrle is set to join with former Chelsea player Kevin De Bruyne and replaces him as the most expensive transfer of the German club. If Schurrle’s transfer goes through as expected, Wolfburg will sell their forward Ivica Olic to Hamburg, after initially rejecting his transfer request.