The German striker is linked with a move to either Chelsea or Manchester City.
Source: Daily Mail
With Chelsea and Manchester City seemingly on the hunt for new strikers this season, it’s reported that one of them may snap up Bayern Munich forward Mario Gomez.
Both sides have been linked with Napoli’s Edison Cavani in recent days but with the Uruguayan having the pick of Europe’s elite after another impressive season, the Premier League big spenders may be forced to look elsewhere.
Gomez could be tempted away from Bundesliga leaders Bayern after the striker has been used sparingly by the side this season.
The 27-year-old has started just nine games for the club in all competitions in 2012/13, after losing his first-team place to Croatian forward and namesake Mario Mandzukic.
Yet despite Gomez’s limited opportunities he has still managed to net 10 goals for the German giants and was a key player for his country at the 2012 European Championships – scoring three goals before Germany were eliminated in the semi finals.
The powerful striker joined Bayern from fellow league side Stuttgart for £26.4million in 2009 and has scored 79 goals in his previous two seasons for the club.
Gomez is valued at £31million on football website transfermarkt.co.uk, but with the player said to be unsettled at the Allianz Arena there is every reason for Chelsea and Man City to believe they could secure him for less than that.
“Mario is not happy about his situation,” the German’s agent Uli Ferber was quoted in the Daily Mail.
With both Premier League clubs on the lookout for a new goal poacher, there is a significant possibility their scouts may be heading to Germany in the very near future.