The saga of Mario Gomez’s transfer this summer rumbles on.
Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez looks certain to leave the club this year, but with Chelsea, Fiorentina and Napoli all chasing the German it is unknown where he will go yet – and now Atletico Madrid have entered the race, reports German newspaper Bild.
The Spanish club are still seeking a replacement for hit-man Radamel Falcao after the Colombian left Atleti for super-rich Ligue 1 side AS Monaco for £50m.
Gomez met with his agent Uli Ferber on Tuesday to discuss his options and it seems that whilst a move to Florence appeared to be as good as done, Ferber is keeping the options open for his client.
“Mario wants to play regularly again. He does not want to make 50 percent of the games, but 100,” the agent was quoted on footynews24.com.
With Juventus and Manchester City also in the hunt for the 27-year-old’s signature, it seems that a move to Fiorentina isn’t quite as concrete as it first appeared.
The Serie A side are thought to have offered Gomez a £4.7m-a-year contract at the club in order to tempt him to replace Stevan Jovetic.
Yet with a deal not finalised Chelsea will have renewed hope of landing the Germany international, having turned their attention to the Allianz Arena for new striking options after a transfer for Edison Cavani seems to have fallen flat.
However, the £30m price tag Bayern have set for the forward could prove to be a little pricey for the Blues.
The German champions hold all the aces though, with Gomez contracted at the club until 2016 the Bavarians are in no rush to sell and certainly not at a cut-price.