The West Londoners are looking to bring Bayer Leverkusen striker Andre Schurrle to Stamford Bridge.
With only two first-team strikers currently at Chelsea, the West London side are looking to bring powerful German forward Andre Schurrle to the club as further competition – reports the Daily Mirror.
Schurrle currently plays for Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen but the 22-year-old has hinted he will be leaving the club this summer.
Representatives for the player were seen at Chelsea’s FA Cup semi final defeat to Manchester City on Sunday and it appears Roman Abramovich is ready to spend big for the Germany international.
The young striker has scored nine goals in 29 Bundesliga appearances for Leverkusen this season, as well as providing five assists.
Schurrle arrived at the BayArena in the summer of 2011 for £7million and was linked with a move to Stamford Bridge last year, but his price tag was deemed to be too high at the time.
The deal for the German will have to be tied up by the owner without the nod of approval from the manager, as current interim Rafa Benitez will be leaving the club in the summer and his replacement is yet to be confirmed.
Rumour is rife that Jose Mourinho will be tempted to return to the club where he had so much success, although memories of having Andriy Shevchenko forced into his squad in 2006 may be brought back by Schurrle’s arrival.
However, the comparisons with Shevchenko end there as the Leverkusen man is far from a faded star and more of a potential for the future.