Chelsea forward Schurrle expected to join Wolfsburg today
Andre Schurrle’s agent expects the Germany international’s proposed £22.5 million ($34million) transfer from Chelsea to Wolfsburg to be completed today.
The 24-year-old forward is keen to leave Stamford Bridge due to his lack of regular first-team action under Jose Mourinho and has set his sights on a return to the Bundesliga, where he previously enjoyed success at Mainz and Bayer Leverkusen.
Chelsea are ready to cash in on Schurrle after agreeing a deal to sign Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina and Wolfsburg are now on the verge of finalising their acquisition of the World Cup winner.
"I expect the deal to go through on Friday," Ingo Haspel told SID.
"There are still a few talking points, but we’re no longer talking numbers. It’s not a done deal just yet, though."
Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs previously denied they were interested in signing the versatile attacker, but has now admitted a deal is close after all, although he has warned that nothing is official just yet.
"The fact is that the signatures are still missing," Allofs told ARD.
"Nothing has been signed as of yet, so I remain a bit cautious. We still have some hurdles to overcome. The ink on the contract is not dry just yet."
Schurrle will sign a contract until June 2019 with Wolfsburg, worth £4.5m per year before tax.
The Bundesliga side have allowed veteran forward Ivica Olic to leave the club for Hamburg in order to free up space for the Chelsea forward.
Schurrle will join one of the revelations of the 2014-15 Bundesliga campaign, with Wolfsburg currently second in the league table, trailing leaders Bayern Munich by 11 points ahead of Friday’s meeting with the reigning champions.
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