Andre Schurrle has insisted that he has no plans to leave Chelsea in the not too distant future, despite strong links with Atletico Madrid.
The German World Cup winner was linked with the La Liga champions over the summer, but a move failed to come to fruition.
There has since been talk that Atleti may rekindle their interest in January, with Schurrle far from guaranteed a starting berth in Jose Mourinho’s Blues side.
But the 23-year-old is adamant that he’s happy in west London, and that he feels valued by his manager:
“Mourinho has given me this feeling that I would be a big part of the team. He plans with me and he wants me in this team and he wants to play me.” He told The Mirror.
“That’s why I want to stay at this club. Everything here is good for me. I have the pressure to perform, I have the pressure to do well in training.
“I have the great fans that all support me here and so there was no question for me that I would leave this club in the summer.
“I just want to take the chances I get, improve my game, improve myself and we’ll see what happens.”
Schurrle signed for Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen last year and showed glimpses of his true ability in his debut season at Stamford Bridge, albeit in a role that saw him dip in and out of Mourinho’s XI.
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