Wolfsburg close to Schurrle deal

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Chelsea attacking midfielder, Andre Schurrle is moving closer to a big money move to Bundesliga side, Wolfsburg according to BBC Sport.

The two clubs are finalising a deal and the 24-year-old German international’s switch will hopefully bring Juan Cuadrado’s arrival to Stamford Bridge closer.

The Colombia winger, 26, is set to complete a £23.3m transfer from Italian club Fiorentina to Chelsea before the deadline closes.

Cuadrado has already agreed personal terms with the Premier League leaders and passed a medical.

However, it will not be just Schurrle departing, Mohamed Salah will exit the Blues on loan and join Fiorentina on loan as part of the Cuadrado deal.

Fiorentina manager Vincenzo Montella said: “It was a sale that had to be done. The club has done the right thing because we are also getting a very good player.

“Naturally, we need to understand how long Salah will need to adapt to our football as it’s different from the English and Swiss leagues.

“From a defensive standpoint, Cuadrado guarantees us a lot more than Salah. I’m happy for him because he is going to a big club.”

Will the deal be done in time?