Chelsea have agreed a long-awaited deal to sign Bayer Leverkusen forward Andre Schurrle while Belgian youngster Kevin de Bruyne will move in the other direction.

The Blues have been tracking Schurrle, the German international, for the best part of a year and have finally clinched a deal to sign the 22 year old.

De Bruyne, who has spent the 2012/13 season on loan at Werder Bremen, is set for the third loan spell of his Stamford Bridge career having never made a professional appearance for Chelsea since signing for the club in January 2012.

Andre Schurrle
Schurrle is now expected to join Chelsea.

"We have an agreement with Chelsea for Schurrle for an amount which is to be determined," Leverkusen president Wolfgang Holzhauser told Rheinische Post.

"They loan us De Bruyne for free for one season. This is the agreement that we have and I suppose it will be respected."

While De Bruyne, who was loaned back to Genk for the remainder of the 2011/12 season before moving to the Bundesliga last season, will continue his development away from Chelsea, Schurrle will move into the first team from next season under the expected guidance of Jose Mourinho.

With 23 goals in 83 matches for Leverkusen in a role behind the central striker, Schurrle will represent an additional option in attack alongside the likes of Eden Hazard, Juan Mata and Oscar.

After a long-running transfer saga, which included Leverkusen rejecting an offer from Chelsea last summer, Schurrle is expected to complete a deal with the Europa League winners, and hopes his current club don't block his move to west London.

"I certainly think I have played my last game for Leverkusen, and I very much want to go to Chelsea," Schurrle said.

"Everything is clear in my mind, and I don't know why the club still haven't allowed the move to go through. I just hope something is resolved soon."

Schurrle will represent Chelsea's second arrival this summer after Brazilian defender Wallace agreed a deal to join the club last December.