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Andre Schurrle Germany

Andre Schurrle admitted he had seen speculation linking him elsewhere, but reiterated he is happy at Chelsea

Andre Schurrle hinted that he would not be going anywhere in the January transfer market despite rumoured interest from several different European clubs. 

Last month, the 24-year-old was linked with a move to Liverpool in the Mirror, along with a number of other European clubs. However, in his latest blog, Schurrle remained adamant that he was happy at Chelsea despite having an irregular place in the team. 

Writing on SportUpYourLife.com, the German international said: ''In a phase with less playing time, transfer rumours are always coming up."

''Of course I want to be on the pitch as much as possible and score goals for my club. In a team like Chelsea, with many top players, you have to prove yourself again and again."

''Of course this quickly brings the media to speculate about a transfer, but this is not an issue for me. I feel comfortable here and would not think of such a thing.'' 

The World Cup winner, who was signed from Bayer Leverkusen for a reported €21 million in 2013, has largely been on the periphery of the Chelsea starting line-up this season. Although, is often used by Jose Mourinho as an impact player off the bench. 

In December alone, Schurrle played in all but one of Chelsea's games in all competitions, with two coming as starts and three as sub appearances. However it's worth noting that in both starts, against Derby County and Sporting Lisbon, the German found the net. 

Nevertheless, given the quality Mourinho is blessed with in the Chelsea squad, especially in the attacking positions, the attitude the German has will stand him in good sted with regards to a future at Stamford Bridge.

He sounds willing to bide his time, get his head down and work hard in order to get a starting spot - which if he can keep his form up, he is more than capable of doing.

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