Chelsea have today agreed a fee for Bayer Leverkusen forward Andre Schurrle according to the German sides general manager Wolfgang Holzhäuser.
The German International has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge after Leverkusen director of football Rudi Völler had travelled to London in April to discuss a move to England.
At 22, Schurrle is highly regarded in the Bundesliga, and has scored 17 goals since moving from the club in 2011 from Mainz 05.
He will cost the Europa League winners around £20 million when the deal finally goes through in the coming days, with midfielder Kevin De Bruyne moving the other way on loan.
“We have reached an agreement with Chelsea,” Wolfgang Holzhäuser told the Rheinische Post newspaper.
“They are going to buy André Schürrle for a specific fee and, in return, they will loan De Bruyne to us for a year for free.
“I expect Chelsea to stand by what has been agreed.”