Chelsea have been boosted in their attempts to sign Bayer Leverkusen forward Andre Schurrl, with the Bundesliga side admitting they will consider offers for the German international.

Schurrle has scored nine goals in 29 games for Leverkusen this season, who look set to secure a Champions League place for next season; possessing a five-point advantage over fifth place Freiburg with five games left.

The Blues are understood to be imminently beginning talks with Leverkusen over a deal for Schurrle and general manager Rudi Voller says the club will listen to offers for the 22 year old.

Andre Schurrle
Schurrle has scored nine goals this season.

"We are receiving transfer enquiries every now and then," Voller confirmed.

"Andre Schurrle is not the only player of interest. It is obvious to have a look at those proposals. We also did that last summer.

"At this point in time, there is so much said. There are many rumours. I would prefer not to be part of all this."

Having finished sixth in the Premier League last season, and despite winning the Champions League, Chelsea finished the last summer transfer window as English football's highest spenders, bringing Eden Hazard, Oscar, Victor Moses, Cesar Azipilicueta and Marko Marin among others to the club.

The signings have had varied success with Chelsea having been knocked out of the Champions League at the group stage, before falling off the pace in the Premier League title race, with Roberto di Matteo removed as manager in November.

Chelsea did reach the FA Cup and League Cup semi-finals before exits to Manchester City and Swansea City respectively, while they were defeated by Corinthians in the Club World Cup Final.

Their early exit in the Champions League saw them drop into the Europa League, where they face FC Basel at the semi-final stage, but unlike last term, can't rely on their continental success to assure themselves a place in Europe's premier club competition next season.

Rafa Benitez's side are in a four-way tussle for the two remaining Champions League places. Arsenal are currently two points clear of Chelsea in third, but have played two games more. Tottenham are level on points with the Blues in fifth, but have a game in hand over The Gunners and sixth place Everton.