Liverpool are set to make a £25 million bid for Chelsea’s forward Andre Schurrle in January, as reported by the Daily Express.
The World Cup winner returned from Brazil in top form, but has become nothing more than a squad player since the start of the campaign.
As a result, Jose Mourinho, Chelsea manager, recently criticised Schurrle’s performances, clarifying that he has not been performing up to scratch, and suggesting that he is a distance from first team football right now.
Schurrle joined Chelsea in only 2013 for £18 million from Bayer Leverkusen, but has only scored 11 goals in his 54 appearances.
While the likes of Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid have both been linked with moves for Schurrle in the recent past, Liverpool are now said to have joined the battle for his signature.
Brendan Rodgers has identified the German international as the perfect player to aid his stuttering attacking line, which has seen the Reds struggle.