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Chelsea Edge Closer to £25m Goal Machine Signing

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Chelsea have been encouraged to make an offer for Galatasaray forward Burak Yilmaz with the Turkish club’s chairman advising the West London club to make an offer for the in-form marksman according to the Daily Mirror.

Jose Mourinho could certainly do with bringing in alternative striking options given that none of his current quartet of forwards; Fernando Torres, Demba Ba, Samuel Eto’o and Andre Schurrle, have managed a single Premier League goal among them this season.

Burak Yilmaz has been a massive success since moving to the Türk Telekom Arena from Trabzonspor, scoring 26 goals in 35 Super Lig matches for Istanbul giants Galatasaray. However it’s the 28 year old’s form in Champions League action that is likely to have most impressed Mourinho.

Yilmaz scored eight goals in nine matches during Galatasaray’s run to the Champions League quarter-finals last season and the Turkish international has more than proven he can ‘cut-it’ at the highest level.

Galatasaray value the forward at £25m, a fee that Blues owner Roman Abramovich can clearly afford.

Speaking of Chelsea’s apparent interest in Burak Yilmaz Galatasaray chairman Unal Aysal stated;

“If he wants to go and Chelsea are interested, then why not. I am always in favour of Turkish players going to the top clubs in Europe.”

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