Schurrle 'interested' by Chelsea offer

Bayer Leverkusen striker Andre Schurrle confessed that he would have been interested in joining Champions League winners Chelsea.

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The Bundesliga side was reported to have received a €25 million offer for the Germany international but it did not amount to anything as they firmly rejected the bid and publicly made it known that they would not entertain any further offers for the player. 

And Schurrle was unhappy with the way his club went about in dealing with the offer as he felt that it should have been handled in a more discreet manner. 

With regards to the opportunity to follow compatriot Marko Marin and make the switch to the Premier League, he was brief in his answer to Kicker magazine: "Chelsea's interest was really concrete. They would have been a very interesting option for me."

"I understand Leverkusen's decision not to let go of me, though.

"However, there were a few things that annoyed me. I didn't like that the entire thing was out in the open with all the details. 

"I don't understand why the club went public like that. It didn't do anybody any good. I would have liked a bit more discretion and protection from Bayer."

Chelsea have since shifted their attention and are focusing on Brazilian starlet Oscar with whom they are said to have finalised an agreement, according to the latest reports in the British media. 

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