Report: Andre Schurrle asks Chelsea for transfer to Wolfsburg

Andre Schurrle Germany

Andre Schurrle has been linked with a transfer away from Chelsea this month.

The German World Cup winner has not enjoyed a good season with the Blues, and the Independent has reported that Bundesliga side Wolfsburg are keen to sign him.

24-year-old Schurrle has made just 14 Premier League appearances this term, and his time at Stamford Bridge appears to be up. With no clear route back into Jose Mourinho’s first-team plans, the winger himself has reportedly asked the Blues management that he be allowed to leave West London to join up with Wolfsburg.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Schurrle’s agent is already in discussions with the Bundesliga high-fliers over a potential switch, with the club keen to take him on loan until the end of the season with the right to purchase him outright any time during the loan. However, the report indicates that the Blues are against a transfer of this sort, with a desire to immediately make a profit on the permanent sale of the German international.

The Blues are looking to fund a transfer for Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado, according to Sky Sports, and the financial boost from selling Schurrle would allow them to do so with no fear of impinging on Financial Fair Play.

The same Corriere article also claims that Schurrle has approached Mourinho and the Chelsea board about securing a move away from Stamford Bridge due to the lack of playing time he has been afforded by the Portuguese boss.

With Mourinho seemingly not afraid to lose Schurrle, and the player himself keen on the move, it appears as if the German winger is just days away from securing a move away from Chelsea, with Wolfsburg the most likely destination.

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