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Schurrle: Hard to turn Chelsea down

July 23, 2012
By ESPN staff
Andre Schurrle has admitted it would have been hard to turn down the chance to join Chelsea if Bayer Leverkusen had accepted an offer from the Blues for his signature.

• Leverkusen to keep Schurrle

Leverkusen rejected Chelsea's offer -reportedly £20 million - for Schurrle, 21, as the Bundesliga club felt they would be unable to find a suitable replacement.

"I don't think you would find any player in the Bundesliga who would say that they would not at all ...

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