Andre Schurrle is pleading with Bayer Leverkusen to allow him to move to Chelsea. The Daily Mail says Leverkusen chief executive Wolfgang Holzhauser emailed Chelsea on Monday with a second official approach to take Belgium winger De Bruyne on loan next season.

Once again, their stance was reiterated that they could only sanction Schurrle' s proposed £20million transfer to Chelsea if a suitable replacement could be found, with De Bruyne their top choice.

Schurrle rapped: "I certainly think I have played my last game for Leverkusen, and I very much want to go to Chelsea. Everything is clear in my mind, and I don't know why the club still haven't allowed the move to go through. I just hope something is resolved soon."