Chelsea Transfer News: Blues Must Go After Mario Gomez

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer INovember 30, 2012

GUANGZHOU, GUANGDONG - JULY 26:  Mario Gomez of Bayern Munich smiles during a friendly match against VfL Wolfsburg as part of the Audi Football Summit 2012 on July 26, 2012 at the Guangdong Olympic Sports Center in Guangzhou, China.  (Photo by Victor Fraile/Getty Images)
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Given the disappointing form of Fernando Torres, Chelsea should have no qualms about going after a star who can boost their offensive attack as we look ahead to the January transfer window. reported this week that Chelsea could go after Bayern Munich forward Mario Gomez, who has been the club's top scorer the past two seasons. 

The 27-year-old German scored 39 goals in 2010-2011 and 41 goals last season, proving to be a deadly weapon for the Bavarian side, but the recent emergence of Mario Mandzukic has boss Jupp Heynckes looking at the potential of getting top money for Gomez.

According to the Caught Off Side report, Chelsea is willing to offer around €50m (£40m) for Gomez come January, a move that would undeniably boost its firepower.

Torres' performance in the 0-0 draw to Fulham on Wednesday was just another example of the negative impact the Spaniard has had on this club. He looked like a different animal than Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov.

Torres has now scored four goals in 14 Premier League clashes, continuing to prove that his scoring instincts have deserted him and he's simply not the same player as he was when he played for Liverpool in 2009-2010.

Gomez, currently battling an ankle injury, is the kind of player who can make an instant impact for a club's offense. He had five goals in six games this year (all competitions) before going down with an injury.

You look at the fact that Chelsea is third in the Premier League despite Torres' shortcomings and it makes you wonder what this club could look like with a force like Gomez.

Chelsea needs to fork over the money and do everything in its power to make sure Gomez ends up at Stamford Bridge. The Blues can't afford to go on with Torres.