Chelsea's deal to sign Andre Schurrle is in doubt, but they can fix it quite easily.
In light of Kevin de Bruyne making his intentions clear to join Borussia Dortmund this summer if permitted, German newspaper Bild is reporting that the Blues attempts to sign Andre Schurrle from Bayer Leverkusen are now in doubt.
The key issue in the deal was for Leverkusen to receive De Bruyne on a year's loan in addition to netting €20 million, but the Belgian's desire to go elsewhere has thrown a spanner in the works.
If Chelsea are unable to persuade De Bruyne to join Leverkusen, there may be a far more logical option to ensure the Schurrle deal does not collapse, while they sort out their on loan winger's future at a later date.
The person key to resolving it? Marko Marin.
Marin signed last summer for £7 million, even before Di Matteo was appointed as full-time manager, but the Italian was not impressed by him when he recovered from a hamstring injury, and when Benitez did give him a chance the German failed to force his way into the side.
It is very difficult now to believe that Marin has any future at Chelsea, having been one of the major flops of the season, and the Blues are better off trying to sell him this summer before his value decreases any further.
The simple solution is to throw Marin into the deal with Leverkusen, either on loan or preferably permanently, although it may come down to Leverkusen's choice.
As a former Werder Bremen player, Marin would surely welcome a move back to his homeland especially if he harbours any remote ambitions in a World Cup year of rejuvenating his international ambitions.
Chelsea should deal Marin in and say goodbye, and sign the younger and brighter prospect Schurrle up as quickly as possible.
The De Bruyne situation can be resolved once the new coach is officially appointed, but the main thing for Chelsea now is the groundwork they have put in regarding Schurrle is not ruined by the Belgian pulling in a different direction.
How would you resolve the situation? Does selling Marin make sense to you?
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