Leverkusen rejects £16m bid from Chelsea for forward
Bayer Leverkusen have rejected an bid of around £16million from Chelsea for Germany forward Andre Schurrle.
The 21-year-old has developed into a Germany international since joining Leverkusen from Mainz last year.
Leverkusen chief executive Wolfgang Holzhauser was quoted as saying by German news agency SID: "We were presented with a very concrete offer from Chelsea for Andre of beyond the 20 million euro mark.
"The sum was pushed back and forth between the two clubs. We ultimately chose Andre.
"Andre is very valuable for us. He has also made it clear he would like to stay with us."
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