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Liverpool Look to Beat Chelsea to Sign £12m German International Forward

Anfield boss lines up move to beat Stamford Bridge side to Bayer Leverkusen attacker signing.

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Liverpool are interested in Bayer Leverkusen striker Andrea Schurrle.

The young Germany international has been linked with a summer move to Chelsea since the end of last season.

However, Caughtoffside.com reports Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is also keen on Schurrle, but will have to find at least £12 million to land him.

SOURCE: Yahoo Sports

Brendan Rodgers has a threadbare attack at present with Luis Suarez, Andy Carroll and Craig Bellamy the club’s only recognised senior forwards and the former Swansea City may well believe this area of his squad is in need of the most urgent investment, hence his interest in the young German forward.

The adaptable attacker is currently at the Euro 2012 finals where he helped Germany to progress to the semi-final stage but may well return from Ukraine and Poland to talk of a possible move to Anfield. The 21 year old had a fairly average first season at the BayArena following his move to the Bayer Leverkusen from Mainz last summer but has impressed greatly whilst on national team duty.

Schurrle has racked up a very impressive tally of seven goals from 14 appearances for Joachim Low’s side and started Germany’s 4-2 win over Greece. The youngster can play in either an orthodox striking role or out wide on the flank and it’s this adaptability that is said to have brought the forward to the attention of Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.

Liverpool will hope that negotiations to sign Schurrle would be helped by the fact that the player’s boss at Leverkusen is none other than former Reds defender Sami Hyypia, who is still highly thought of by the club’s supporters.

Chelsea are also interested in the attacker but perhaps the young German will feel that he is more likely to garner regular first team football at Anfield.

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