Rumours have emerged that Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez is top of Chelsea’s wish list for the next transfer window.
The German international has managed 8 goals in 5 appearances for Munich, a tantalizing form that has grabbed the attention of Chelsea boss Villas-Boas. The Chelsea boss is struggling to find a confident goal scorer amongst his inherited crop of strikers, which will come as a surprise even to him.
Having witnessed his most expensive Spanish striker Torres play good cop, bad cop in recent weeks, the Blues boss may just be tempted to cash in on the misfortunate forward before its too late leaving the door wide open for Gomez to fill his boots in the Premiership, an opportunity the German striker would relish.
The 26 year old would cost the Blues around £40 million which Abramovich would happily put up the cash for if it guarantees bringing success to Villas-Boas attacking line. Although with stiff competition from other big clubs in Europe, Abramovich may see that fee rise as the striker has been linked with many top European clubs. The Champions League still eludes the Russian billionaire in his quest to win all the silverware on offer and that’s something the Chelsea owner is keen to put right.
The rise of Man City as worthy contenders this season will have only impelled Roman to do all that’s necessary to clinch the honour before City do. The fact that Man City have been cited as favourites to win the tournament will have fuelled Abramovichs desire even more.
And if Gomez is to arrive at the Bridge, its clear that the fans won’t be too disappointed to see the back of Torres. The goal shy striker is not doing himself any favours at the moment, which, for a once highly sort after world-class striker, is a real shame.
Torres has really struggled for form and confidence since his record transfer from Anfield which just highlights how money dictates these situations with Chelsea considering offloading him rather than nurturing the player back to his best which given time he will prove to be lethal once again. Chelsea have the time to provide this assistance but appear to be lacking the patience.
Gomez will potentially fit in nicely so long as he continues his great run of form and could be just what Villa-Boas’ men need to push the Manchester clubs all the way this season. Gomez could even play alongside Torres and the pair, although fairly similar, could work well together.
Question is, will Gomez’s arrival come at the expense of a Torres sale or could they form a deadly partnership? Torres may even consider changing his name to Luigi to stay at the bridge.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!