Chelsea face Premier League competition for Bayer Leverkusen striker Andrea Schurrle. The Daily Mail says Leverkusen only bought him last year from Mainz in a £6million deal and his value has trebled as he continues to impress for club and country.

Chelsea scouts have been on his trail for some time as have Arsenal and Manchester United.

However, a firm offer has yet to be placed as Roman Abramovich weighs up his options including Wigan Athletic's Victor Moses.

The dark horse for Schurrle could prove to be Liverpool who remain keen to bring in the best young players in Europe. FC Twente's Luuk de Jong is also on their radar.