Andre Schurrle outlines desire to remain with Chelsea

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Andre Schurrle has denied any claims he intends to leave Chelsea in the transfer window.

World Cup winner Schurrle has been somewhat outcast by Blues head coach Jose Mourinho this term, with injury preventing him from truly making his mark on the starting XI.

His return to the field of play on Wednesday evening brought a return of one goal in Chelsea’s 3-1 victory over Sporting CP in the Champions League, and he will be looking to capitalise on his good form by staking a claim for a starting role in Saturday’s Premier League fixture at home to Hull City.

Due to the German’s lack of game-time, many were suggesting that he could be heading away from Stamford Bridge over the January transfer window, with FC Koln, Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur all linked with the 24-year-old winger. However, the fan favourite has no intention of leaving West London, and he told Standard Sport that he laughs off all the transfer talk associated with him.

The former Bayer Leverkusen star said: “Of course I can just laugh all the talk of leaving off. I am not going to change the club in the transfer window.

“I am happy where I am, I am happy in London. I love the city, I love the fans. We have a great team and want to win something this season. This is where I belong and where I want to help. I know what the manager wants for me and that he likes me.”

The rumoured move to Dortmund was said to be an exchange for in-demand BVB star Marco Reus, but the German-based forward has once again claimed he intends to remain with the Westphalia club. FC Koln have denied any potential move for Schurrle due to monetary problems - also ruling them out of a move for Arsenal’s Lukas Podolski - whilst it is unlikely that Mourinho would allow the 24-year-old to switch Stamford Bridge for North London if Spurs turned their interest into a concrete offer.

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