Transfer news

Chelsea agree Marin deal

April 28, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Chelsea have announced a deal to sign Germany international Marko Marin from Werder Bremen.

Marko Marin: German international
GettyImagesMarko Marin: German international

Chelsea and Werder both confirmed the deal on Saturday afternoon, with reports suggesting a fee in the region of £7 million will change hands for Marin, who has already passed a medical at Stamford Bridge.

It is also speculated that striker Romelu Lukaku, who joined the Blues from Anderlecht last summer but has had limited first-team opportunities, will head to Werder on loan.

Marin, 23, joined Werder from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2009 and has since impressed at the Weserstadion with his creative play, managing 25 assists in 87 Bundesliga appearances

The winger, who has struggled for fitness this campaign, will join Chelsea in the summer, when he is also expected to be named in Germany's squad for Euro 2012.