The German winger has been linked with a departure from Stamford Bridge in January due to the lack of playing time received this season.
The Independent has published recently that the most likely destination for the 24-year-old would be Bundesliga side Wolfsburg, who are looking to strengthen ahead of the second half of the season. The big spenders are fighting to wrestle the league championship off the hands of Bayern Munich, although Financial Fair Play restrictions could play a large part in preventing the title chasers from signing Schurrle.
With it looking increasingly likely that Wolfsburg have pulled out of a deal, a new report in Bild claims that Bundesliga strugglers Borussia Dortmund have now opened talks for the Blues outcast as a long-term replacement for Marco Reus, who can leave Dortmund for a cut-price fee this summer. Reus can leave the Westfalenstadion for just €25 million in June, and Schurrle, who will likely cost a similar fee for the German club, is a like-for-like replacement.
The report believes that Schurrle has been targeted as he fits well into head coach Jurgen Klopp’s concept, being young, fast and hard-working, on top of knowing the Bundesliga well. However, there may be a factor that prevents a deal, with the Blues looking to cash in on the winger this month, whereas Dortmund only want to sign him in the summer, after Reus has departed.
The same article confirms that Schurrle’s father-agent was in London yesterday looking to force a January move away from Stamford Bridge, and he may just be able to convince Chelsea to loan him out to Dortmund for the rest of the season, before they purchase him outright in the summer using the funds from the Reus transfer.