Chelsea are weighing up making a last ditch bid for Bayer Leverkusen striker Andre Schurrle. The Guardian says Chelsea are considering making a final improved offer for Schürrle ahead of the closure of the transfer window on Friday night in a move that, if successful, would take their summer outlay on new players close to £100m.

Leverkusen have maintained Schürrle, too, is not available and have already rejected the London club's initial £16m bid for his services. Yet, at 21, the versatile striker - who more normally operates wide but also potentially through the centre - fits Chelsea's criteria as they plan for the long-term to leave the Premier League club considering submitting a further bid before Friday's cut-off.

Should that, too, be rejected they would aim to return when the market reopens.