Chelsea Transfer News: Blues To Make Late Striker Bid

By on August 29, 2012

As we enter the final stages of the summer transfer window, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news. Today, Chelsea are linked with another move for Andre Schurrle.

André Schürrle

Chelsea are set to table a late improved offer for Bayer Leverkusen forward Andre Shurrle, according to the Guardian.

The Blues have been strongly linked with the German international this summer and have already seen a £16m rejected by the Bundesliga outfit.

However, Roberto Di Matteo is desperate to add another striker to his squad before Friday’s 11pm transfer deadline and has once again turned his attention to Shurrle after being frustrated in his attempts to sign the likes of Hulk, Edinson Cavani and Radamel Falcao this summer.

Leverkusen are insistent that the 21-year-old forward is not for sale, but may find it hard to keep hold of him if an offer to good to refuse comes in from the European champions – who are expected to table another bid in the next 48 hours.

Should they successfully land Shurrle, it could take Chelsea’s spending towards the £100m mark. Roman Abramovich has loosened the purse-strings this summer and splashed £75m on Eden Hazard (£32m), Oscar (£20m), Marko Marin (£7m), Victor Moses (£9m) and Cesar Azpilicueta (£7m) and with a striker expected to come in this week, the spending is set to continue.

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40 Comments

  1. Englishplayer

    August 30, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Wel i dnt knw dis schurrle guy very wel… But i see cavani as d new chelsea hitman. Bcos he’s strong and also gud in winning up balls jus lyk our double D

  2. Blue4Lyfe

    August 30, 2012 at 5:06 am

    Hell yeah! I want Schurrle at the Bridge! Come on over son! Let him go Leverkusen!

  3. lookhenson

    August 30, 2012 at 6:19 am

    i think signing cavani will be great it’s wil alsol attract torres.

  4. Monday odebo

    August 30, 2012 at 6:55 am

    As for me go for cavani, pls.

  5. Shuaib luqman

    August 30, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Wel, i do not know schurrle very wel so i can’t say any thing abt him, bt i’l like blues to sign a player that’ll put smile on our face. player like hulk, falcao or cavani they’re both good.

  6. dunxo

    August 30, 2012 at 8:30 am

    i prefer cavani rather than schurrle.

  7. jossy

    August 30, 2012 at 8:41 am

    i my pleasire to cavani or jovetic in cfc,coz i no they will put smile of our face then schurrle,schurrle is a fine player as well but cavani and jovetic are more better than him act fast on them pls cfc for life.

  8. jossy

    August 30, 2012 at 8:43 am

    my pleasure is to see cavani or jovetic in cfc,coz i kwn they will put smile of our face then schurrle,schurrle is a fine player as well but cavani and jovetic are more better than him act fast on them pls cfc for life.

  9. Anderson

    August 30, 2012 at 10:12 am

    They’re not gonna’ get Cavani, get over it. He’s already signed an extension.

  10. gibson

    August 30, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Not sure what will happen if Obi is injured or do not perform well. Do we have a good replacement

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