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Rudi Voeller in London negotiating Schurrle to Chelsea transfer

Rudi Voeller

Former Germany manager Rudi Voeller is in London negotiating with Chelsea, according to reports in Germany.

Andre Schurrle is looking more and more like a 'sure' thing as far as Chelsea transfers go, with the German starlet said to be on the precipice of a switch to the Blues.

German news website Kicker is claiming that Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voeller is currently in London negotiating the transfer.

It goes onto claim that the terms of the switch could even be completed by the end of the week, such is the advanced stage of the deal.

Chelsea tried to sign the attacker last summer, and were even linked with a deadline day move, but Leverkusen held strong and refused the Blues advances.

Now it appears they are ready to cash in on the 22-year-old, with it reported a day ago that a £20 million deal had been agreed in principle, however this amount could be reduced if Kevin de Bruyne is loaned to them.

Voeller is said to be in London to negotiate the finer points of the deal, which hinge around the loan of De Bruyne to the club next season.

The Belgian is on loan at Werder Bremen at present, but Leverkusen is seen as a step up for him, and Chelsea may have to give into loaning him out again to secure Schurrle, although their intentions regarding him are so far unclear.

A bid from Borussia Dortmund for De Bruyne earlier this week is understood to have complicated matters, but has not been accepted.

The Cologne Express reported earlier in the week that Andre Schurrle's father Joachim, and his son's agent, were in London earlier this week to negotiate the player's personal terms, with him ready to accept a five-year deal.

This all looks positive for Chelsea, it would be good for them to wrap up a piece of business early, and a nice present for their next manager.

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