Leverkusen insists Schurrle is not for sale

The Germany international has attracted the interest of Chelsea with his eye-catching performances of late, but his club side is determined to hold onto him.
Bayer Leverkusen has no intention of selling star attacker Andre Schurrle this summer, the club's CEO Wolfgang Holzhauser has reiterated.

Chelsea saw an offer in excess of 20 million euros for the Germany international previously turned down, with the Bundesliga side unwilling to lose a star of such importance to a European rival.

The Champions League winner is now believed to be preparing an improved offer for the 21-year-old, but Leverkusen has insisted the attacker is not for sale at any price.

"There is simply no asking price in this case as there is no alternative solution," Holzhauser told Bild. "We have already said everything there's to say on this matter. Andre is an important player for Leverkusen."

Schurrle joined Leverkusen from Mainz in the summer of 2011 and has gone on to become a key player at the BayArena and also for the German national team.

His contract with Leverkusen is due to expire in June 2016.

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