Chelsea handed boost in race for Bundesliga starlet

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Bayer Leverkusen may be forced to sell Andre Schurrle this summer - or risk missing out on up to €10 million when his release clause drops in 2014.

The talented youngster has been linked with a move to Chelsea for some time now having established himself as one of Leverkusen's key players after joining the club in 2011.

It was reported last summer that Chelsea were close to agreeing a deal for the 22-year-old, and were preparing to offer £18 million.

That failed to materialise but the Stamford Bridge-based outfit are said to be eyeing another move for the talented youngster at the end of the season.

Now German magazine Kicker report that Bayer Leverkusen may be considering selling up this summer having previously resisted Chelsea's previous offers because of the way Schuurle's release-clause is structured.

A bid of €25 million would be enough to currently activate the clause, however it drops to €20 million next summer and €15 million in 2014.

Another factor that is sure to influence Leverkusen's thinking is the fact this Schuurle's former club Mainz are due 30 per cent of any transfer fee over €10 million.

That should play into Chelsea's hands, and the Blues may be willing to let Kevin de Bruyne head in the opposite direction to get the deal done.

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