Schurrle is attracting interest – Voller

The 22-year-old is thought to be close to agreeing a move to Chelsea in a €22 million move, with Kevin De Bruyne joining Leverkusen on loan as part of the deal

Bayer Leverkusen general manager Rudi Voller has conceded Andre Schurrle is attracting transfer interest, but was unwilling to discuss speculation linking the player with Chelsea.

The 22-year-old, who has scored nine times this season for the Bundesliga side, is known to be on the radar of the west London club – in a reported €22 million deal including a loan move for Kevin De Bruyne in the opposite direction.

Voller says that all enquires will be assessed, but was coy regarding the chances of a summer exit for Schurrle.

Voller told Deutsche Presseagentur: “We are receiving transfer enquiries every now and then.

“Andre Schurrle is not the only player of interest. It is obvious to have a look at those proposals. We also did that last summer.”

Meanwhile, executive Wolfgang Holzhauser expressed his annoyance at the continual speculation surrounding one of the club’s star assets.

He told Reviersport newspaper: “At this point in time, there is so much said. There are many rumours. I would prefer not to be part of all this.”