The German has been linked with a move to the Premier League after struggling to hold down a place in the Bayern Munich first team this season, with Mario Mandzukic preferred over him.
The striker, who had two bumper seasons before the current campaign with 39 and 41 goals, will not be satisfied with a fringe role - and, at the age of 27, he is reaching the peak of his career and would want to be playing week-in week-out.
The striker started his career at Stuttgart as a teenager; he played 121 games for the club, scoring 63 goals, and won the Bundesliga with them in the year 2007.
His performances earned him a move to Bayern Munich in 2009 for a fee of £30m. His record for the Munich-based club stands at 74 goals in 112 games and won two Bundesliga tittles with the club.
Style of play
Mario Gomez is comfortable at playing alone up front or with a support striker. Though he is very effective at playing the striker role he doesn’t possess the all-round game to play any other position on the pitch.
He uses both feet to score and is strong with his head which makes him a big threat in the penalty box. His goal scoring record also illustrates his finishing powers.
The German is expected to be available for something close to £25m and with wages of more than £100,000 per week. With Gomez not fulfilling the profile of Pep Guardiola, Chelsea and Manchester City could make the move for the striker and get him off Bayern's books.
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