Andre Schurrle and Mohamed Salah close to Chelsea exit

Chelsea players believe Andre Schurrle will agree his return to Germany over the weekend.

The 24-year-old is the subject of an offer from Wolfsburg, and is keen to join them and kickstart his career.

Schurrle has contributed to Chelsea during his time under Jose Mourinho but wants regular starts and more game time. Mourinho rates the World Cup winner but believes he needs to be more physical to handle the Premier League.

Chelsea hope to agree a fee close to £27million for a player they signed for £18m from Leverkusen in 2013.

Schurrle has given the impression to senior players that he is ready to go.

Meanwhile, Real Sociedad have stepped into the race to sign Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah.

Intermediaries spoke to Real Sociedad officials in San Sebastian and the Egyptian is keen on the move. The proposed loan also has the blessing of Mourinho who was keen to help out David Moyes as he strives to make an impression on La Liga.

The 22-year-old Salah wants to play and likes the idea of testing himself in Spain.

Roma have made their offer of a £1m loan fee and £11m permanent fee to follow.

A meeting between Chelsea, Roma and Salah's representatives began on Thursday while Monaco are also showing an interest.

QPR and Spartak Moscow have also expressed an interest but Salah is not overly keen on moving to Russia and has concerns about QPR's form.

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