Mourinho Targets £25m Gomez To Play Alongside Falcao At Chelsea Next Season
Chelsea are lining-up a £25m bid for Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez with Jose Mourinho wanting to pair the German target man with Radamel Falcao next season.
With the summer transfer window set to re-open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Chelsea are linked with Mario Gomez.
Chelsea are lining-up a £25m bid for Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez with Jose Mourinho wanting to pair the German target man with Radamel Falcao next season, according to the Daily Mail.
The report claims that Chelsea will push ahead with a move for long-term target Falcao but Mourinho also wants a physical presence alongside the Colombian and has identified unsettled Bayern hitman Gomez as the ideal candidate.
Gomez has been one of the most prolific strikers in Europe over the past few years after scoring 111 goals in 172 appearances for Munich since moving from Schalke in 2009.
However, he lost his first team place to Mario Mandzukic last season and the Mail claim his agent Uli Ferber recently admitted his client isn’t content at sitting on the bench every week and is understood to be open to a move to Stamford Bridge in search of a new challenge.
Gomez has just 12 months left to run on his current contract and the report suggests Bayern are ready to sell this summer for £25m rather than risk losing him for nothing next year, and they already have a replacement lined up in the form of Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski who’s expected to make the move after the two clubs meet in the Champions League final this Saturday.
Real Madrid confirmed on Monday night that Mourinho would be leaving his role at the Bernabue at the end of the season paving the way for his much-anticipated return to Chelsea, and it appears the Portuguese coaches first priority is to strengthen the Blues attack and a move for Gomez could be very-much on the cards.
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