Report: Chelsea’s German transfer set for completion, fee announced

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The deal taking Andre Schurrle to Wolfsburg is set to be completed.

Schurrle has been linked with an exit from Stamford Bridge this month, although recent reports in the Daily Mail have suggested that the deal is stalling.

However, reports from Germany are claiming that Bundesliga chasers Wolfsburg are set to win the race for Schurrle’s signature, with Bild indicating that they have agreed a fee with Chelsea for the World Champion’s transfer.

With the Blues attempting to push through the move so as to secure the arrival of Fiorentina’s Juan Cuadrado, the knowledge that the fee has been agreed will be welcome news - especially considering the astronomical value of the transfer.

As per the Bild report, quoted by Sport Witness, Wolfsburg will pay the Blues €32 million to sign the 24-year-old, before seeing the German club pay a further €34 million on wages and bonuses - costing them roughly €66 million in total.

Considering Schurrle cost Chelsea roughly €21 million when he signed from Bayer Leverkusen, the West London club have done incredibly well to secure such a large profit off a player who has been nothing but a rotation option during his time at Stamford Bridge.

What does this mean for Chelsea?

With reports claiming that the Blues will have to match Cuadrado’s release clause of €35 million to sign him - as per Gianluca Di Marzio - the knowledge that Schurrle has been sold for €32 million will be welcome. Although there is yet no indication that Cuadrado would be a success in the Premier League, Jose Mourinho will have secured the signing of a highly-talented winger for a fee that ensures the Blues continue to comply with Financial Fair Play, once again showing their incredible work in the transfer market.

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