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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is keen to land German international striker Mario Gomez at Stamford Bridge, according to sections in the English media. The Russian tycoon is reportedly lining up an official bid in the region of Â£40 million for the Bayern Munich target man in an attempt to beef up his forward line. It is believed that Chelseaâ€™s Â£50 million Spanish striker Fernando Torres is beginning to lose the confidence of his owner due a prolonged run of poor form.
28 year old Torres, has scored just 7 goals in 22 appearances in all competitions for the Blues this season, a tally which is beginning to frustrate the management as well as the supporters. While it is largely believed that the Chelsea owner appointed the former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez primarily to get Torres to gel, Roman Abramovich is not renowned for playing the waiting game.
Chelsea believe a move for the German striker is feasible given that Gomez has been displaced as the no.1 option up front for Bayern after his persistent ankle problems by Croatian centre-forward Mario Mandzukic ,who has taken to the club like a duck to water, scoring 11 goals in 12 games for the German giants. Consequently, Gomez might want to ply his trade elsewhere and probably showcase his talents in the highly regarded English Premier League. This is all mere speculation at this point though as Bayern havenâ€™t indicated an interest to sell their normally prolific scorer.
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