Chelsea winger Andre Schurrle could be on his way out from the club after failing to get regular game time according to the independent.
Schurrle has appeared 22 times for Chelsea this season but hasn’t completed a full game even once in the Premier League. The German has been a regular only in the Capital One Cup after featuring in three games before being deemed unfit to face Liverpool last week due to an illness.
Manager Jose Mourinho has preferred the likes of Eden Hazard, Oscar and Willian ahead of Schurrle and the trio have often produced the goods which has made it difficult for Schurrle. With four more days to go before the transfer window closes, the 24-year old might be angling for a move if he feels he won’t be able to challenge the first team regulars in the remainder of the season. Reports have emerged that Bundesliga side Wolfsburg are looking to sign the attacker for a fee of a 30m. Chelsea will make a profit of a 8m if they sell him for that fee after signing him for a 22m in July 2013.
Wolfsburg are only behind Bayern Munich in the League and are well placed to qualify for the Champions League when the League resumes on January 31st. However, they still don’t have an out and out goal scorer and that fact is highlighted with defender Naldo being the club’s top scorer with five goals. Schurrle will face competition from Ivan Perisic, Bas Dost, Ivica Olic and Vieirinha for a first team place, but considering the quality at Chelsea, it’s a better situation to be in.
In recent seasons, Wolfsburg have managed to sign big name players like Luis Gustavo, Ivica Olic, Kevin De Bruyne and Ivan Perisic from top sides like Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Dortmund, so there is no reason why they can’t sign Schurrle who is unsettled at Chelsea. The German side are not the only club behind Schurrle as Sky Deutschland understand that up to four clubs want the former Leverkusen man. If Schurrle does move then Chelsea could go ahead and sign Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado who has a A?26.8m release clause in his contract that he signed last year.
Manager Jose Mourinho could let Schurrle leave after revealing earlier that it would take “a phenomenal offer and a player super keen of accepting the challenge” for Chelsea to sell. Schurrle will join former Chelsea midfielder De Bruyne at Wolfsburg as the Belgian too moved away from Stamford Bridge after falling down the pecking order.