Chelsea is planning on making a swoop for Bayern Munich star Mario Gomez. Reports flying in from England have confirmed Chelsea’s interest in the Germany international.
The new Stamford Bridge boss Rafael Benitez wants to strengthen Chelsea defense this fall. The Spaniard recently declared Fernando Torres reached his peak during his stay at Liverpool.
Rafael Benitez’s statement points towards severe deficiency in Chelsea’s strike-force. Fernando Torres and Daniel Sturridge are the only two strikers in Chelsea’s squad, which is why Chelsea’s interest in Mario Gomez is quite understandable.
Following the departure of Didier Drogba, Chelsea are left with a huge void in their attack. Mario Gomez is expected to slot into Didier Drogba’s role at Chelsea.
The 27-year-old striker has shown a great deal of loyalty to Bayern Munich in the past, but given that he is facing problems featuring the first team Mario Gomez could opt for an away move.
The German star inked a new contract with Bayern Munich earlier this year. The contract renewed Mario Gomez’s buyout clause and extended his stay till 2016. This means Chelsea will have to dig deep into their pockets to formulate a bid for Mario Gomez.
Various media outlets have confirmed Mario Gomez as one of Chelsea’s high priority signings this fall. Therefore, if Chelsea fails to acquire the services of long term transfer target Radamel Falcao they will divert all of their attention towards signing Mario Gomez.
Pairing up Fernando Torres with Mario Gomez will be the creation of a formidable attack given that the two forwards have midfielders like Oscar, Juan Mata and Eden Hazard to feed on.
Rife rumors suggest Chelsea has already set aside £40 million to fuel their bid for Mario Gomez. Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has had Mario Gomez on the bench for most of the season due a nagging ankle injury and lack of form.
Last season Mario Gomez was Bayern Munich’s top goal scorer, which is why Jupp Heynckes will fight tooth and nail to make his coveted asset stay at the club. The former Stuttgart striker scored 41 goals in 51 appearances for the German outfit.