Liverpool, Chelsea both tried for Bayern Munich striker Gomez

Both Liverpool and Chelsea made moves for Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez during the transfer market last month.

Both Liverpool and Chelsea made moves for Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez during the transfer market last month.

BBC Sport says the Germany international is understood to have been the subject of a bid from the Reds early in January and the Blues nearer transfer deadline day.

Gomez, 25, who joined Bayern from Stuttgart for about £30m, is the German league's top scorer with 16 goals.

It is understood that Bayern were keen to hold on to Gomez because of a serious knee injury suffered by Ivica Olic earlier in the season, which left them with Miroslav Klose, Thomas Muller and Gomez as the only forwards available.

 
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