Chelsea attacker Andre Schurrle may have helped Germany to a World Cup triumph last summer but he does not look likely to be getting a piece of first-team action at Stamford Bridge any time soon. But for thise hoping he will turn up at White Hart Lane, those rumours have been put to bed today.
Schurrle's playing time at Chelsea has diminished recently, including his absence for the recent 4-2 defeat to Bradford in the FA Cup - a fixture he would have expected to play.
That has seen a host of teams linked with his signature.
Today it was reported by Sky Sports that Schurrle wants a move to VfL Wolfsburg, who are therefore being linked with meeting a £22.5 million asking price. That is despite Wolfsburg chief Klaus Allofs denying any interest in the player, as reported by The Mirror this morning.
Of course Premier League interest was only going to be around the corner. In this case it is Tottenham Hotspur who are said to be keen on snapping him up.
During which, as reported by the Daily Mail, he said:
"There are a lot of rumours at this time of year. I don't believe that there will be a lot of movement."
So don't expect Schurrle to be switching London clubs this month.