Stamford Bridge side make new offer for Bayer Leverkusen man.
Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo is making a blockbusting £25million bid for German star Andre Schurrle – to fill Didier Drogba’s big boots.
Di Matteo has been given the go-ahead to up his offer for the 21-year-old Bayer Leverkusen striker and provide fresh muscle up front.
Schurrle has been on the radar since a successful season in the Bundesliga followed by some cameos at Euro 2012, and opening offers have been rebuffed.
But owner Roman Abramovich has backed Di Matteo to blow away Leverkusen – and rivals Bayern Munich, who made a major move for Schurrle last week.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Chelsea have made earlier offers for the talented young Bayer Leverkusen man, who would surely be tempted by a move to Stamford Bridge, and a bid of £25m would surely be well received by the Bundesliga side.
Schurrle didn’t have the best of debut seasons at the BayArena, notching up just seven Bundesliga goals, but clearly the West London club can see the potential the youngster possesses and are ready to pay a large sum to land the German international.
The 21 year old was part of Joachin Low’s Euro 2012 squad and is an adaptable attacker who can play either in an orthodox striking role or out on the flanks. Schurrle impressed many whilst at Mainz, form that led to Bayer Leverkusen, who last term slumped to a fifth place finish following an impressive runners-up spot in 2010/11.
Roberto Di Matteo will be keen to beef up his attack having seen Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou leave and the Blues boss may still have doubts over Fernando Torres’s ability to get his Chelsea career back on track after a poor first 18 months at the club.
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