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Chelsea putting final touches on deal for Bayer Leverkusen winger Schurrle

Chelsea were in advanced talks with Bayer Leverkusen for Andre Schurrle last night.

DPA says Chelsea are ready to cough up €20 million to sign the Germany international, with manager Jose Mourinho giving his approval to the deal.

Mourinho was in Leverkusen yesterday for Michael Ballack's testimonial.

A Bayer spokesman, when asked if the deal was settled, said last night: "We'll see..."

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