Blues want Mario Gomez at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea are tracking Bayern Munich’s unwanted striker Mario Gomez, according to Goal.com.
The German international has been told he can leave the Allianz Arena this summer, after losing his starting berth to Mario Mandzukic during the Bavarians’ treble-winning season.
Gomez made just 11 starts in the league and Europe last season but still netted 13 goals.
Serie A outfit Fiorentina have held discussions with both the 27-year-old and Bayern Munich but Gomez’s wage demands may prove problematic for the Viola.
The former Stuttgart striker is one the Bundesliga’s best paid players and is looking to sustain a salary of £5.1m after tax, with the Bavarians also demanding a significant fee.
Paying big wages should not prove a problem for Chelsea it is understood Gomez is not Jose Mourinho’s top choice for the central striker role, with the Portuguese more interested in Aston Villa youngster Christian Benteke.