Andre Schurrle

Atletico Madrid have reportedly opened talks with Chelsea over a move for versatile forward Andre Schurrle.

According to the Daily Mail, the La Liga champions are very keen on taking the German international to the Spanish capital and are urging the Blues to respond to their queries.

Diego Simeone is said to be a big fan of Chelsea's World Cup winner, and had made an approach for him earlier in the summer.

It is believed that Schurrle's ability to play in multiple forward positions and his hard-working ethic have impressed the Argentine manager who is keen to add him to his new look front line post the departure of Diego Costa and David Villa.

Schurrle, who only joined Chelsea last summer from Bayer Leverkusen, has failed to nail down a regular starting place under Jose Mourinho and despite scoring nine goals, he started most of Chelsea's league games from the bench.

However, Blues boss Mourinho, who is looking to drop a foreign player as he is over the permitted limit, is not keen to let Schurrle leave.

Moreover, the German himself is committed to Chelsea, and is looking to replicate his international success at club level with the Blues.

"I want to win titles with Chelsea and we have an opportunity this season," Schurrle said as quoted in the Daily Mail.

Schurrle believes that his experience at this summer's World Cup has given him the confidence to step up and be a big player for Chelsea in the upcoming Premier League season.

"I need to take the experience of this summer and make the next step at Chelsea, to step up and play a big role this season with the confidence I have."

"Right now, I feel so confident. I'm tired but feeling better and better," the World Cup winner added.