Liverpool and Tottenham are set to go head for head for the services of Chelsea star Andre Schurrle in January, with the German international said to be available for around £25 million.
According to the Daily Express the two Premier League giants are keen to take advantage of Schurrle’s uncertain future at Stamford Bridge, with it having been heavily speculated in recent days that he’s set to depart.
Schurrle at Chelsea
Thus far this season the winger has failed to replicate the sort of form which saw him become a fan favourite under Jose Mourinho last term, and as such he’s struggled to break-up the attacking triumvirate of Oscar, Eden Hazard and Willian.
With reports now suggesting that The Special One is targeting a big push to land Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus in January Schurrle looks surplus to requirements, and a move away might appeal to him if it means getting extra game-time under his belt.
interest in his signature
With Brendan Rodgers and Mauricio Pochettino both struggling to get their teams successfully running through the motions the purchase of the 24-year-old could be an ideal buy, though it remains to be seen whether or not he would prefer a return to the Bundesliga if he is indeed to depart Chelsea.
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It’s been rumoured that Borussia Dortmund are keeping close tabs on him, with Jurgen Klopp desperate to find a solution to the plague of poor form which has swept through his camp.
Fighting for Schurrle
Since Schurrle made his name playing for Bayer Leverkusen he’s a proven talent in Germany’s elite division, and would certainly fancy his chances of settling back into a nice rhythm there.
It’s now up to Rodgers and Pochettino to convince him that he would be able to restore his somewhat diminished reputation if he stays on English shores. Liverpool, though faltering so far, look the more likely to be playing Champions League football next summer, though Spurs also have potential if their new manager can find a system that plays to their strengths.
Whether or not Mourinho will look to flog Schurrle at the next available opportunity is open to interpretation, but the player himself will surely be looking to move on if his opportunities continue to be few and far between.