Chelsea have had a €20m bid rejected by Bayer Leverkusen for striker Andre Schurrle.
The 21-year-old has emerged as one of Europe’s top talents in recent seasons, which has seen the Blues launch a big money bid for the Germany star.
"We were presented with a very concrete offer from Chelsea for Andre of beyond the 20 million euro mark. The sum was pushed back and forth between the two clubs. We ultimately chose Andre," Leverkusen chief executive Wolfgang Holzhauser told SID.
"Andre is very valuable for us. He has also made it clear he would like to stay with us."