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Report: Bundesliga outfit edge closer to international attacker wanted by Pochettino after £21m bid

By Will Butcher

Borussia Dortmund have moved into pole position to sign former Chelsea winger Andre Schurrle, according to a report.

The Germany international, 25, has been targeted by Tottenham just 18 months after moving from Stamford Bridge to Wolfsburg.

Now German newspaper Bild claim that Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel is in talks to add Schurrle to his attacking options as he aims to work him for a second time following their association at Mainz.

The report claims that Tuchel has already made a £21million bid for Wolfsburg’s number 17, following extensive talks between the clubs.

However, Spurs’ hopes are not lost as Bild report that there is a difference of around £4million to £6million between the two valuations.

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Tottenham were credited with an interest earlier this summer as manager Mauricio Pochettino looks to reinforce his squad with Champions League experience, after the North London side qualified for just the second time.

Schurrle has three years remaining on his Wolfsburg contract, but the report states that manager Dieter Hecking is willing to let him leave. Dortmund are in the market for a winger after Henrikh Mkhitaryan completed his move to Manchester United.

The World Cup winner has scored just 13 times in 63 games in all competitions for Wolfsburg, who finished in a disappointing eighth position in last season’s Bundesliga.

In other Tottenham news, Pochettino’s move to sign this fellow countryman is still very much alive according to his wife.