German winger Andre Schürrle has flown to London tonight for a medical at Fulham tomorrow ahead of a proposed move from Borussia Dortmund, according to a Sky Sports report this evening.
Sky suggested that Fulham have already agreed a transfer fee and personal terms with the former World Cup winger and have beaten off interest from the likes of Crystal Palace and AC Milan. Dortmund confirmed that they had released Schürrle from their American pre-season tour so that he could discuss a possible transfer with an English club – and the 27 year-old has reportedly chosen Fulham having been impressed with the brand of football that Slavisa Jokanovic has brought to Craven Cottage.
The transfer would represent a return to west London for Schürrle, who spent two seasons with Chelsea. He won the Premier League at Stamford Bridge in 2014 but struggled to nail down a regular starting spot, making 44 first-team appearances for the Blues and scoring eleven goals. The forward did score a hat-trick at Craven Cottage against Fulham in the season that the Whites were relegated from the top flight.
He is widely considered to have endured a disappointing time with Borussia Dortmund, having signed from Wolfsburg two years ago. He has scored 23 goals in 85 appearances for Dortmund, but has an impressive international pedigree having set up the winning goal for Mario Götze in the 2014 World Cup final and won 57 caps for his country.
Schürrle could become Fulham’s second signing in as many days after the arrival of Spanish goalkeeper Fabri from Besiktas this afternoon.