Chelsea’s former boss, Roberto di Matteo, was highly interested in bringing Schurrle to Stamford Bridge while he was still in-charge. It is understood that they tried signing him on three occasions over the summer, however they failed in their attempts as Schurrle’s Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen refused to budge from their heavy £25 million valuation.
Schurrle stayed put in Germany and with it, Chelsea’s interest in the 22-year old ended, until now. According to reports emerging from Germany, the Blues have reignited their interest in the striker and are serious about capturing him this time around. To help their case, they are ready to throw in Kevin de Bruyne into the mix.
The young winger signed from Racing Genk back in 2011, but has still not made his first appearance in a Chelsea shirt. After his signing, he was subsequently loaned out to German outfit Werder Bremen where he is currently playing his football.
De Bruyne himself admitted recently that he was in the dark regarding his future at Chelsea, adding further fuel to the fire about his possible exit.
It is a well-known fact that Roman Abramovich takes a personal interest in the transfers of his club, and is thought to be deeply involved with Chelsea’s technical director Michael Emenalo, who has highly recommended Schurrle’s name to Abramovich. As a result, the duo are frantically putting together a deal for the summer which will most likely involve a transfer sum, thought to be in the region of £10 million, and de Bruyne being used as a makeweight.
Chelsea are certainly looking for a striker in the summer after having grown frustrated with Fernando Torres, who himself has an outside chance of ending his Chelsea nightmare and could maybe make a return to his boyhood club Atletico Madrid. That will pave the way for a move for Schurrle. Do you think Chelsea will get their man this time around?