Stamford Bridge side hope cash plus player swap offer tempts Westfalenstadion side.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho hopes to beat off other prospective suitors pursuing Borussia Dormund star Marco Reus by offering the Bundesliga side attacker Andre Schurrle as part of their offer for the Westfalenstadion man.
The 25 year old has been linked with a move away from Borussia Dortmund with the club’s woeful domestic league form hastened a likely departure.
Jurgen Klopp’s side sit second from bottom as the Bundesliga enters their winter break having lost ten of their opening 17 fixtures and the chances of Dortmund keeping hold of Reus are slim to none, not least as he has a thoroughly affordable €25m (£19.5m) release clause.
Dortmund would no doubt feel Reus is worth a decent sum more than that sum and Chelsea are ready to offer around £10m plus former Bayer Leverkusen man Schurrle in a part exchange deal that may appeal to the club’s owners.
Above all else Dortmund will fight tooth and nail to prevent Reus following the likes of Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski to arch rivals Bayern Munich, and as such a move to sell the forward to Chelsea may prove very tempting.
Mourinho feels Reus could help further improve his options in the final third, seeing the Dortmund man as a player who can battle Willian for the third spot alongside Eden Hazard and Oscar in the attacking area behind Diego Costa.
Reus has proven a big success since returning to Borussia Dortmund in July 2012, having represented the club at youth team level earlier in his career, racking up 47 goals in 99 appearances.
Schurrle may well be tempted by a return to Germany having failed to force his way into Jose Mourinho’s starting eleven with any regularity.
The World Cup winner has made just four Premier League starts this season, the last of which coming in early October, and being subbed on each occasion.