Chelsea Make £20m German International Bid as Blues Look to Keep Spending

Stamford Bridge try again for Bayer Leverkusen attacker.

Chelsea to raise Schurrle offer: Roman to return to Bayer with improved £20m bid

Chelsea are preparing an improved bid for Bayer Leverkusen’s Andre Schurrle as Roman Abramovich continues his recruitment drive for young talent.

Abramovich’s summer spree has been all about youth, with Marko Marin, 23, Eden Hazard, 21, and Oscar, 20, arriving at Stamford Bridge.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

Chelsea failed with an earlier bid for the young German but feel confident about their chances of persuading Bayer Leverkusen to sell to put in an increased offer. Andre Schurrle didn’t have the best of debut seasons for the Bundesliga side so perhaps the chance to make £20m from the sale of the former Mainz man may tempt the North Rhine side.

Roberto Di Matteo could well feel he needs further attacking options having seen Salomon Kalou, and more importantly, Didier Drogba leave this summer. The Blues boss will be counting on Fernando Torres to finally justify his price-tag but if that fails to occur then he could be left in a sticky situation.

The Italian doesn’t appear to rate youngster Daniel Sturridge all that highly either, leaving him out of both Champions League and FA Cup final successes last term.

Schurrle is an adaptable attacker, able to play out wide as well as up front and it’s that adaptability that may well most attract the West London club and the chances of Chelsea securing the German international will be greatly helped by an increased bid of this size.

Though the 21 year old only managed seven goals in Bundesliga action last term he was used fairly often in that wide role and has perhaps shown more potential when plying his trade with his national team and is now a regular in Joachim Low’s plans.

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