Chelsea will not be partaking in any kind of swap deal for Kevin de Bruyne and Andre Schurrle, Bayer Leverkusen have confirmed.
De Bruyne was believed to be on the edge of an agreement to go to Bayer on a season-long loan, with Shurrle making the permanent move to Stamford Bridge in return.
The agreement has since been complicated by De Bruyne's reported interest in a move to Borussia Dortmund, who are now on the lookout for replacements for the outgoing Mario Gotze.
De Bruyne himself has expressed doubts about the idea of staying at Chelsea, with the youngster now playing under a fourth manager in his time at the club.
But Bayer general manager Michael Reschke insists he has been told that the playmaker is in Chelsea's plans for the future.
"At a meeting on Wednesday in Leipzig, Chelsea and Jose Mourinho made it clear that Kevin returns to Chelsea," he told Bild. "It was not possible to connect it with the Andre Schurrle transfer."
Bayer have maintained that they will not sell Schurrle to Chelsea until they have found a replacement for the man who scored 13 goals over the 2012-13 season to help his side qualify for next season's Champions League.
Meanwhile, De Bruyne isn't the only playmaker believed to be in Mourinho's plans, as Chelsea reportedly looking to dip their toes into the Bundesliga market this month. German paper Kicker claims that the incoming manager is hoping to land Julian Draxler.
The Schalke starlet is touted for big things in the coming seasons, with many believing that he is even better than Lewis Holtby, who signed for Tottenham in January despite strong interest from Arsenal.
While he has recently signed a contract extension with his German club, €45m would reportedly be enough to talk Schalke into giving away one of their exciting young talents.
The 19 year old attacker has already featured in the Germany national team over the last season, and scored 11 times for his club in their 2012-13 campaign, putting him on the radar of a number of clubs including Arsenal and Bayern Munich.
But Chelsea are certainly capable of paying the massive exit clause to secure his signature, if Mourinho does indeed believe he could be a future star at the club alongside De Bruyne.