Chelsea Transfer News: Blues Target Versatile Strike Pair

By on November 29, 2012

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Chelsea are eyeing a move for Andre Schurrle or Marouane Fellaini.

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Chelsea have identified Andre Schurrle and Marouane Fellaini as possible additions this January, according to the Mirror.

The Blues desperately want to add a versatile forward to their squad when the transfer window re-opens in January, and Shurrle and Fellaini are their top two targets.

New interim boss Rafa Benitez is confident he can get Fernando Torres firing again but has indicated the need for more depth up front, and owner Roman Abramovich is willing to provide funds to add a powerful forward to the squad this winter.

Chelsea sent scouts to watch German international Shurrle in action for Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday night, as Abramovich prepares to make another move for the forward.

Leverkusen rejected Chelsea’s £22m offer for the 22-year-old in the summer after former boss Roberto Di Matteo identified him as a potential signing, and it seems their interest remains under Benitez.

However, it’s likely they will have to bid higher than £22m this time round, despite the players questionable form so far this season that has seen him score just 5 goals in 17 games.

Should any move for Schurrle fail, Chelsea have are also monitoring Everton’s Marouane Fellaini – who’s been in excellent form so far this season, scoring 6 goals in 11 games for the Toffees – but the Belgian is likely to be a more expensive acquisition.

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The European champions maintain a long-running interest in Radamel Falcao but will have to wait until the summer before making a move for the prolific Columbian hitman, so they will try and sign a different type of forward this January.

The key for Chelsea is a versatile player who can play in several positions, and both Shurrle and Fellaini fit the bill.

Who would you like Chelsea to sign, Shurrle or Fellaini? Get involved in the comments section.

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21 Comments

  1. Chukwu Success

    November 29, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Falcao, cavani and Felaini should be on chelsea’s top list in January transfer…

  2. chinedu

    November 29, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    i will like both of them because shurrle and fellaini are what chelsea need to strenghten there squad

  3. Ezepue joecollins c.

    November 29, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Falcao nd schurrle z our bst option

  4. Jib

    November 29, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    fellaini,schurle and falcao shuld cum 2 chelsea

  5. Chukwu Success

    November 29, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    if our new coach will stop discrimination between blacks and white chelsea will always win games, he should always involve Mikel and Moses in our games they are great players.. I love Marin he is a good player.

  6. Abiodun boltzmann

    November 29, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    January is jst a 31 days negotiation so i tink we need to b wise. I tink having falcao, cavani ontop of d list won’t b a sol. We dnt need 2 spend much in january and we need maybe 2 or 3 new players. If we cud try and sign dimiao or ebony i tink dis wil not put much pressure on torres. And we need filliani and 1 utility player.

  7. Victor emue

    November 29, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Mr. Abramovich wil need fellaini, falcao, n shule both of them are good option 4 us plz.

  8. Victor emue

    November 29, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Plz torres should send back 2 spain 4 his former club and sell sturrige 2 liverpoor or arsenal.

  9. Bab's

    November 29, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Falcao or cavani

  10. Obi Jude

    November 29, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Again pls i sugest we go for Fellani nd any cheep Finisher in d triking role like Brazilan Dimao, bc De Bruny wil be coming back come June nd he is an excellent player more than Andre.

  11. greg

    November 29, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    fellaini

  12. Ibraìm

    November 29, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    I want bony.

  13. Mickey

    November 29, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    they should sign schurrle,fellaini and Mario Gomez is what they nid i think

  14. Deepak

    November 29, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Definetely Fellani, he is in form & he can give aerial advantage which we lack in mata,hazard & oscar

  15. Bello L. A.

    November 29, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Fellani α̲̅πϑ Cavani W̶̲̥̅ι̥ℓℓ b̶̲̥̅̊​c̶̲̥̅̊ ok fo̶̷̩̥̊͡я January

  16. jonathan

    November 29, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    I think we should try our possible best ² sign falcao and a very strong supporting striker like wilfred bony. And other fringe players could come in. I like d idea of we trying ² sign benard from athletico minierio and wallace coming in d winter transfer window. South american feeling is the best.

  17. eric

    November 29, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    plse get falcao not fellani or schurle also sterlling would be a good acqusition

  18. Gabriel

    November 29, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    We really need fellani.

  19. Olatunji isaac

    November 29, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Chelsea should cavani and fallaini and make use of marin hazard is tired

  20. Awoniyi kolawole Afeez

    November 30, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Shurrie,taison and wilfred bony is okey,for january transfer window.And let wait till ending of the season for falcao.up bluessss,bluesss for life.

  21. kondwani mubisa

    December 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Fellaini is the better pill to hill us from this string of bad perfomances.schurrle will need time to catch up with English football and that makes fellaini a better choice.

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