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Chelsea Transfer News: Blues Target £25m German

Chelsea are ready to push ahead with a £25m swoop for Bayer Leverkusen striker Andre Schurrle as manager Roberto Di Matteo looks to replace Dider Drogba.

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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