Chelsea Transfer News: Blues Target £25m German

By on August 6, 2012

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Chelsea are linked with a swoop for Andre Schurrle.

André Schürrle

Chelsea are ready to push ahead with a £25m swoop for Bayer Leverkusen striker Andre Schurrle, according to the Mirror.

Boss Roberto Di Matteo is on the look-out for a replacement for the departed Didier Drogba and has given the green-light for the club to launch a move for the German forward.

The Italian identified Schurrle as a possible addition after being left impressed by the 21-year-old’s performances for Leverkusen last season, but he saw his opening bids rejected by the Germans – who were adamant they would hang on to the talented youngster.

However, the Mirror claim that Chelsea are now ready to return with an improved £25m bid, which is an offer that should prove to good to refuse for Bayer, with personal terms thought to be nothing more than a formality.

The European champions have signing young skillful attackers this summer with Eden Hazard, Marko Marin and Oscar all making the move to Stamford Bridge, but Di Matteo wants to add a physical presence up front following the departure of Drogba, and Schurrle fits the bill perfectly.

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43 Comments

  1. Badmusopeyemi najeem

    August 7, 2012 at 8:42 am

    If chelsea can sing schrrle is good because of drogba replacement

  2. Henry Jacko

    August 7, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Blues for life. D most important position 4us is CF, we need a goal hunger striker to replace drogba,we have talented MF,) not our problem.spending huge money on Facao is good,Cavani, Lewadoski might be ok. A stitch in time safes nine.let Abram deside league is in already. Can,t see Blues down 4 Man city @ wkend.we need action not paper talk.

  3. Henry Jacko

    August 7, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Why did Blue bid 25m for shurle, when 12m is ok foR Lewadoski? Can someone raise a reason for that?. We need to spend wisely for excellent striker.

    • gary

      August 7, 2012 at 12:13 pm

      I think Lewandowski will cost more when a serious offer is made: something more like 20m. But I think Schurrie is worth 20-25m. Schurrie is an excellent striker and winger, so more versatile.

  4. Christian obika

    August 7, 2012 at 10:28 am

    If chelsea can sing lewandowski is good because of drogba replacement

  5. gary

    August 7, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    I hope Chelsea don’t just settle with Moses alone. He is great as a winger, but not a Drogba replacement.

  6. Dayo Ajisafe

    August 7, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    chelsea pls and pls. Bring in Cavani. Forget all about moses and azipicus or so and bring in cavani. Other players like Sturridge can e built to replace bosingwa but no one among d current squad can replace drogba xcept d likes of cavani or falcao.

  7. Akpan,Udeme

    August 7, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Yes z 2ru we nid a powerful hit strika who wil replac our veteran strika d.Drogba. Sha schurlle z a gud strika nd lewandoski even cavani, bt am alfred cavani wil nt b fit wit our 4matn i wil rada prefair chelsea 2 go 4 FACAO dan any oda strika. I stil remain 2ru bluze 4eva.

  8. Kazeem adedeji

    August 7, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Up chelsea, we need perfect striker,let 4get abt mony,someone like ,cavani,faicao, so sharp,confidence like drogba.thank u

  9. Sheyin moses

    August 8, 2012 at 6:15 am

    Up Blue pls mr chelsea us facao 2 chelsea dis is d man dat can b our mst preferred striker nd can suit our pattern of playin, up up up blue 4lfy.

  10. Sheyin moses

    August 8, 2012 at 6:16 am

    Up Blue pls mr chelsea bring us facao 2 chelsea dis is d man dat can b our mst preferred striker nd can suit our pattern of playin, up up up blue 4lfy.

  11. taye

    August 8, 2012 at 7:44 am

    this players u r talkin about are not for sale, al we need now is to get players that we can build the team with, moses, edin dzeko and shurle andre can work perfectly with the team. Hitman like didier can’t be gotten for now. Blessed blues, up chelsea.

  12. Okolie Bilita vic

    December 10, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Most important chelsea need d likes of cavani nd facao 2 cloz dz long gap frm league leader man united

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