I am sure you’ve heard it – according to German journalist Tim Röhn, Chelsea have agreed to sign Andre Schurrle on a 5-year contract. Question is what does Kevin de Bruyne have to do with anything? I looked carefully through that Tim Röhn dude’s tweets but I didn’t actually understand the KDB part of the deal – he mentions that the price is expected to be €22m.
Here’s what Tim Rohn tweeted:
#Chelsea and #Schurrle have agreed a five-year-deal, bosses of #Bayer & #CFC will talk soon – my text @WELT_Sport http://www.welt.de/sport/fussball/bundesliga/bayer-leverkusen/article115337339/FC-Chelsea-bietet-Schuerrle-Fuenfjahresvertrag.html …
However, he also says that…:
Bayer wants to buy him [Kevin de Bruyne], but Chelsea favorites offers a loan deal. That’s the problem until now.
Just talked to agent of #KDB. Told me: “Bayer is a very good option. Kevin could replace #Schurrle. #CFC will not sell KDB.”
He then talks about whether KDB is better than Schurrle but I’m really not sure what is going on there. Then he discusses how Schurrle is a lot better than Marin (newsflash!). And then he tweets that…:
For my English followers: The “Express” report about a salary of 4,8 Mio. €/year for #Schurrle is not right!
I don’t know how trustworthy a German journalist’s twitter account can be, this is my biggest concern. He says that there’s expected to be an agreement on Friday. I personally don’t like jumping to conclusions from some guy’s twitter account. So we’ll have to wait and see.