Roberto Di Matteo is set to strengthen his strike-force after the departure of Didier Drogba earlier in the window by spending £18 million on Andre Schrulle, the Bayer Leverkusen striker who has been a long term target for the Champions League winners.
According to the Daily Mail, the signing of the German international will allow young forward Daniel Sturridge to leave Stamford Bridge on a loan deal in order to build up game time, with Tottenham and Liverpool rumoured to be interested in the player.
This move could see the Englishman rejoin his former coach Andre Villas-Boas , who played the 22 year old regularly whilst Chelsea boss and helped to boost his goalscoring record.
But would Schrulle be a good signing?
With the 21 year old looking for game time in order to develop his stamina, striking ability and his passing technique which already has attracted the attention of Europe’s top clubs, it would be foolish for Chelsea to prevent Schrulle’s potential being allowed to be performed by keeping him on the substitute bench.
With Fernando Torres striving under the confidence of being first choice striker, it would be another daft move to bring in an £18 million prospect who could potentially unsettle Torres yet again.
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