Report: Chelsea players bracing themselves for Andre Schurrle exit

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Chelsea star Andre Schurrle has been linked with a move back to Germany.

Chelsea players are allegedly bracing themselves for the departure of Andre Schurrle this weekend, the Daily Mail reports.

The German international has featured sparingly this season, making just five Premier League starts and being largely restricted to the odd cup appearance.

Competition for places in the attacking positions is fierce at Stamford Bridge, and the Blues’ reported interest in Juan Cuadrado - reported by Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Italia - could limit Schurrle’s chances further.

The 24-year-old is too good to be sitting on the sidelines, and his apparent availability has reportedly attracted Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg.

The Daily Mail claimed on Monday that the German side had placed a £23 million bid for the World Cup winner, though it was stated that the West Londoners value him at £30 million.

Nevertheless, fresh reports from the Daily Mail last night stated that although an agreement is yet to become official, Schurrle’s teammates expect to see him leave over the weekend.

“Chelsea players believe Andre Schurrle will agree his return to Germany over the weekend. Chelsea hope to agree a fee close to £27million for a player they signed for £18m from Leverkusen in 2013. Schurrle has given the impression to senior players that he is ready to go,” the report states.

Since moving to the Stamford Bridge outfit in 2013, Schurrle has represented the club 56 times in all competitions, scoring just 13 goals with nine of those coming in his debut campaign.

With Mohamed Salah also linked with a move away from the club, as reported by GianlucadiMarzio.com, it appears Jose Mourinho may be looking to freshen up his squad ahead of the business end of the campaign.

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