Chelsea are reviving interest in Bayer Leverkusen striker Andre Schurrle. The Mirror says Roman Abramovich sent his top scout to watch the powerful forward in action for Bayer Leverkusen last night as the Stamford Bridge club prepare a new offer.

Schurrle was a target in the summer when Roberto di Matteo was looking for a strong attacker to replace Didier Drogba in his squad.

And now - with Fernando Torres still lacking competition, cover and help - Schurrle is firmly back on the radar for the fallen Champions League winners.

Chelsea may bid higher than the £22 million they had rejected in the last window as they have funds to invest in the position in the January market.