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Schurrle dismisses transfer talk -- 'This is where I want to play'

Laurence Griffiths

For whatever reason, the press has seen fit to link Andre Schurrle to a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer (Atletico Madrid are a favourite destination). The World Cup winner, who joined from Bayer Leverkusen in 2013, did well enough in his first season despite never really being first choice, and his explosive performances in Brazil -- not to mention his starting spot and goal against Burnley -- hint at bigger things to come. So what would Chelsea want to sell? Why would he want to leave?

The answer to the second question is that he doesn't:

No, I am very happy at Chelsea. This is where I want to play, where I want to play for the fans. There is nothing more to say.

Source: Get West London.

To be honest, I hoped there was going to be a little more to say. Like "We haven't beaten Arsenal 6-0 enough" or something. But, alas, Schurrle wasn't in a particularly troll-like mood, and we had to settle for the more pedestrian stuff. Such as the fact that he's not 100 percent fit yet, which means we can happily assume he'll get better:

I worked hard these two weeks. I worked a lot – extra for me as well. The only thing I can do is to work and give everything to be 100 per cent in the games. I think it was a good start for me [at Burnley], but of course we can be better. And when I am 100 per cent fit, there will be more.

My word.

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