Schurrle: Ballack convinced me about Chelsea

Chelsea signing Andre Schurrle admits former Bayer Leverkusen teammate Michael Ballack convinced him about the move.

Schurrle spoke often with Ballack about life at Stamford Bridge.

"We talked a lot about it," Schurrle said.

"I have a lot of contact with him, we send each other SMS messages regularly, so I spoke to him and he told me I had to make the move because Chelsea is a great club with great fans and great staff.

"Throughout my whole career Michael's been a big help to me, he's always there for me to offer advice and tell me what I can do better.

"At this club, a place where he played so well, it's really helpful for me."

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