Leverkusen open to Schurrle bids with Chelsea said to be interested

Schurrle was part of Germany's Euro 2012 squad. Photo: PA

Bayer Leverkusen are open to offers for their attacking midfielder Andre Schurrle amid reports of interest from Premier League side Chelsea.

Leverkusen turned down a bid from the Blues last summer, reported to be in the region of 25 million euros (£21,223,000), yet their director of sport Rudi Voller says they would assess any new bid on merit, not ruling out a sale of the Germany international this summer.

"It's totally normal for there to be enquiries for such a great player, even from London, and that's part of the business," he said after his side's 1-1 draw with Wolfsburg yesterday, according to the Bild newspaper.

Leverkusen are believed to be interested in Chelsea's left full-back Kevin De Bruyne, who has impressed them this season while on loan at Bundesliga rivals Werder Bremen.

According to reports in Germany, the Bundesliga club may consider a swap deal with Schurrle, who is contracted to Leverkusen until 2016, heading to London and De Bruyne remaining in Germany, albeit switching allegiances.