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Leverkusen reveal Schurrle deal with Chelsea
May 30, 2013 12:08 PM GMT
Bayer Leverkusen and Chelsea have agreed a deal that will take Andre Schurrle to Stamford Bridge.Leverkusen's general manager Wolfgang Holzhauser confirmed that Schurrle will be allowed to depart for the Premier League in the off-season with Kevin De Bruyne moving to the BayArena on loan as part of the deal.
Schurre started all 34 of Leverkusen's Bundesliga fixtures last season, scoring 11 goals in the process and has racked up seven strikes in 23 games for the German national team.
"We have reached an agreement with Chelsea," Holzhauser told TheRheinische Post.
"They are going to buy Andre Schurrle for a specific fee and, in return, they will loan De Bruyne to us for a year for free."I expect Chelsea to stand by what has been agreed."
De Bruyne had also been linked with a move to Borussia Dortmund as the UEFA Champions League finalists look to replace the Bayern Munich-bound Mario Goetze.
Dortmund did manage to beat Leverkusen to the signing of Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Werder Bremen and Holzhauser suggested that Juergen Klopp's side maybe targeting players they have looked at in an attempt to maintain their league advantage over them."Maybe Dortmund wants us as competitors kept small," he said.
Leverkusen finished just a point behind Dortmund in the Bundesliga and will play in the UEFA Champions League group phase next season alongside Klopp's side and Bayern.