Berlin: Chelsea are set to sign Germany wing Andre Schurrle from Bayer Leverkusen and loan Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne to the Bundesliga club, their CEO Wolfgang Holzhaeuser has said in a report on Thursday.
"We have agreed with Chelsea. They will buy Schuerrle for a specific transfer fee and in return they will lend us de Bruyne for one year. I presume Chelsea will do what we have agreed," Holzhaeuser told local newspaper Rheinischen Post.
Holzhaeuser revealed the deal had stalled because the 21-year-old de Bruyne, who has spent the season on loan from Chelsea at Werder Bremen, had favoured a transfer to Dortmund.