Chelsea transfer news: German media react to Schurrle exit rumours

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Atletico Madrid continue to be linked with World Cup winning forward Andre Schurrle - but Sport Bild have played down the likelihood of him leaving Chelsea.

Andre Schurrle will live long in German international football memory.

The 23-year-old - who is fast coming-of-age as an elite-level, game-changing forward - set up Mario Gotze for the World Cup wining goal against Argentina in a climactic final last month.

With six substitute appearances in Brazil, Schurrle was accurate with 83% of his 160 passes, created three goal-scoring opportunities, one assist and scored three goals from 15 shots. 

And now he is set to embark on a strong club-level campaign, but will it be with Chelsea?

Schurrle has been the subject of mounting interest from Atletico Madrid, who have spent €93 million thus far revamping their squad following prominent first-team sales of Diego Costa and Filipe Luis to Chelsea. 

Talks are said to be already under way, however, the German media have played down the likelihood of Schurrle leaving Stamford Bridge at such a significant time in his career.

"The chances of the Spanish champions are bad," note Bild.

"Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wants to keep the winger.

"Schurrle himself feels well in London and wants to use the success at the World Cup to get started properly in the coming season in the Premier League."

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