German Media Report Leverkusen Set to Sign Son Heung-min

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Striker Son Heung-min won't renew his contract with Hamburg as he will leave for Bayer Leverkusen this summer, according to German sports magazine Kicker on Wednesday.

Kicker said the rival Bundesliga outfit have agreed to pay a combined salary and transfer fee of more than 10 million euros, and that Son will serve as a replacement for Andre Schurrle, who is expected to move to Chelsea.

German daily Bild also reported on his impending move, adding that Leverkusen is about to sign a four-year contract with Son for a transfer fee of 10 million euros and an annual salary of 3 million euros.

In an interview with the daily, Hamburg Chairman Carl-Edgar Jarchow said, "We offered Son an annual salary of 2.8 million euros, but he is looking for a new challenge. We have to accept his decision and the situation will be finalized soon."

Son spoke to local media ahead of a training session at Paju National Football Center on Thursday as Korea prepares for two grueling World Cup qualifiers this month. "I have been told about the transfer plan to Leverkusen, but I can't discuss any details because nothing has been confirmed yet."

englishnews@chosun.com / Jun. 07, 2013 09:54 KST