Bayer Leverkusen's general manager Wolfgang Holzhauser wants clarity over midfielder and Chelsea target Andre Schurrle's future
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Bayer Leverkusen are closing in on the signing of Greece defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Bundesliga rivals Werder Bremen.
The only obstacle to the move is Bremen's asking price, but Leverkusen's general manager Wolfgang Holzhauser still hopes to negotiate a deal this summer.
Andre Schurrle's projected move to Chelsea has moved a step closer to becoming reality after Bayer Leverkusen's general manager Wolfgang Holzhauser revealed his suspicion that the player has already signed a deal with the Premier League club.
– Leverkusen general manager Wolfgang Holzhauser
Andre Schurrle has probably signed a pre-contract deal with Chelsea.It all depends on whether we let him go. We have received a concrete offer for a fee which we are considering. But the price alone is not decisive. We must also have alternatives, which we don't have yet.
Bayer Leverkusen have extended the contract of midfielder Jens Hegeler, 25, by two years until 2017.
"We are delighted to have been able to tie Jens down to us in the long term," said Leverkusen's general manager Wolfgang Holzhauser.