Chelsea have signed Andre Schurrle

Andre SchurrleChelsea have confirmed signing of Germany international forward Andre Schurrle from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of £18m.

Schurrle, who becomes manager Jose Mourinho’s first signing since returning to the club, has signed a five-year deal.

“It is an honour for me to play for this club, with this team and for these great fans,” Schurrle said.

The 22-year-old scored 11 goals in 34 league games for Leverkusen in 2012-13.

He joins up with compatriot Marko Marin, who moved to Stamford Bridge from Werder Bremen in July 2012 but made just 12 appearances in his debut season.

Leverkusen rejected a bid from Chelsea for Schurrle last summer, and the German club revealed renewed interest from the Blues before Mourinho’s appointment on 3 June.

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