Bayer Leverkusen forward Andre Schurrle remains coy over a proposed move to Chelsea despite holding brief discussions with new Blues boss Jose Mourinho.
Recent reports suggest Schurrle's impending move to Stamford Bridge could be on the brink of collapse, with Kevin de Bruyne - a makeweight in the deal - subject to interest from Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund.
Schurrle played under Mourinho in a charity game to mark the end of Michael Ballack's football career, with a world XI led by the Portuguese boss taking on a team assembled by the ex-German international.
And the Leverkusen attacker admitted he did hold talks with the Chelsea boss but is refusing to confirm whether his move to the Premier League remains a possibility.
"Yes, we talked together," Schurrle said. "He is also my coach today, in this farewell match of Michael Ballack. Let's wait, let's see what happens."
The German international has scored 23 goals in 83 matches for Leverkusen and would likely compete with the likes of Juan Mata, Oscar, Victor Moses and Eden Hazard for a starting birth behind the central striker at Chelsea.
The long-running saga regarding Schurrle had appeared on the brink of a resolution last month after Leverkusen president Wolfgang Holzhaser claimed a deal to bring De Bruyne to the Bundesliga would trigger the transfer.
However, Dortmund have since lodged an interest in the Belgian, with director Michael Zorc claiming the Chelsea youngster is only interested in a move to Germany this summer.
Leverkusen general manager Rudi Voller says a deal is still to be clinched between the two clubs, despite revealing talks between himself and Mourinho regarding the deal.
"I cannot confirm a transfer agreement," Voller said.
"Definitely, we have been in touch about it and we (Voller and Mourinho) have talked to each other about it. But there is nothing to reveal.
"There is interest in the services of Andre Schurrle from Chelsea FC, but we will have to keep on waiting the progress of those next few days."