De Bruyne Out, Schurrle In At Stamford Bridge This Summer?

By on March 19, 2013

Despite the transfer window being closed there is still plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, could Chelsea do a swap deal involving Kevin de Bruyne and Andre Schurrle?

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Bayer Leverkusen want to sign on-loan Chelsea winger Kevin de Bruyne on a permanent basis this summer and may propose a swap deal involving Andre Schurrle, according to talkSPORT.

The Blues only signed De Bruyne in January 2012 but immediately loaned him back to Genk for the rest of last season as part of the deal that saw him move to Stamford Bridge and he’s yet to play a first team game for the club after being sent out on a season-long loan deal to Werder Bremen this campaign.

The 21-year-old has been in impressive form in Germany scoring 6 goals in 26 games for a struggling Bremen side and it seems he’s now attracted the interest of Leverkusen. talkSPORT claim the clubs CEO Wolfgang Holzhauser described De Bruyne as a ‘very interesting man’ in a recent interview and the Bundesliga outfit are said to be lining up a summer bid.

Chelsea are yet to announce who their new manager will be this summer once interim boss Rafa Benitez leaves his post at the end of the season, but it will most likely be up to the new man in charge to decide whether De Bruyne is part of his long-term plans or not.

The Belgian international could find himself sent out on loan again but talkSPORT suggest that Leverkusen may try to use Chelsea’s long-standing interest in forward Andre Schurrle to boost their hopes of landing De Bruyne by including the German international in a swap deal.

The report claims the Blues had a £20m offer for the 22-year-old rejected last summer so Leverkusen may tempt the west Londoners with the chance to finally land him if they could get De Bruyne in return.

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Would Chelsea fans like to see Schurrle swapped with De Bruyne? Get involved in the comments section below.

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22 Comments

  1. Marc CFC/BKK

    March 19, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    TRASH = never gonna happen, chance speculation

  2. CHINEDU

    March 19, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    PLS LET NOT MAKE THIS MISTAKE BY SWAPING DE BRUYNE WITH SHURRLE

  3. Suleiman muhammed

    March 19, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    No we need him

  4. Kali

    March 19, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Not against acquiring Schurrle, but I’d take De Bruyne over him. Both are versatile players, but De Bruyne’s suits Chelsea better IMO. Plus, I would think Chelsea would like to keep their young Belgian contingent together for years to come.

  5. Ajisafe

    March 19, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Bringback de Bruyne, and go 4 another sharp striker.

  6. Onyedikachukwu okpara

    March 19, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Only 2 players we need Neymar and falcao..now lukaku courtois and kevin de bruyne wil comeback and lampard can go if Dorgba can go he can go too

  7. Onyedikachukwu okpara

    March 19, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Our no 30 and no 15..lampard All can go now so our young players can play wt us lik plzon.. T. hazard lukaku. Kevin de bruyne and courtois all wil comeback and falcao Neymar next season our team wil be good and ok

  8. jon

    March 19, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    pls chelsea shld not do this, and i think chelsea’s 1st choice signing in the striking position is falcoa, until that persuit fails, this will never happen. I prefer de bryune to schurle or whatever he’s called.

  9. Nwata

    March 20, 2013 at 3:11 am

    Chelsea need a good manager

  10. Nwata

    March 20, 2013 at 3:12 am

    Chelsea

  11. Nwata

    March 20, 2013 at 3:16 am

    Which team chelsea have match with this weekend?

  12. Emmy

    March 20, 2013 at 4:19 am

    no no no and no,chelsea pls dont do it

  13. Kazzy

    March 20, 2013 at 5:00 am

    @ Nwata no match dis wkend,international break. Chealsea still need a natural winger like De bruyne to compete wit Hazard nd Moses.

  14. 9aiz

    March 20, 2013 at 6:03 am

    We dnt hve a gud set-piece taker….crosser of d ball….long ball specialist and Chelsea wants 2 swap Kevin wit Andre..?….Outrageous..!……Lukaku has prooven he can be relied on..FALCAO MIGHT BE ANODA TORRES….A FLOP..!

  15. cyril(luckystar)

    March 20, 2013 at 6:22 am

    9aize u ar reali a genix.u tink d way i think 2.falcoe nd cavani is nt wot we want.lukaku nd ba wt torres we ar ok.nw u wana swop brynue.imposible.hav u manage 2 ask y de want hm abov schrul.we hav 2 wiz up.up chelsea

  16. Kenny

    March 20, 2013 at 6:59 am

    Chelsea wil do mistake by selling d young talented player (DE BRUYNE)

  17. ken

    March 20, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Plz chelsea parliament with need our young player back in the term,we the chelsea fan need our player De bruyne!!

  18. pman

    March 20, 2013 at 8:28 am

    we ve always been making dis mistake of selling our young stars,d lyks of di santo,sinclair,kakuta n d rest pls we need de bruyne nt schurle,y most we b always knwn for distroying young stars,dat policy can b change we can build also.pls who eva takes charge after raf departure shld call back our young lads.

  19. sulaimon yusuff

    March 20, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Pls chelsea shd nt swap de bruyne 4 wat is it called.

  20. chiefpriest

    March 20, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Wat nonsense is dis,how can u do a thing like dis,we are d fans,we no wat we want,dont do a mistake u will regret in life.

  21. Davie

    March 20, 2013 at 11:59 am

    De bruyne is even better than moses as you see moses has noth4ng rpecial

  22. tuna

    March 20, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    we need de bruyne back in chelsea and we nt need to b wasting money on big player we av so many young player dat make our team great wit d like of lukaku takuta oscar azard moses vandalort and d rest of dem let give dem chance instaed of wasting money on big player and lf we can give our young player chance they we be come a big player up blue

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