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Chelsea are lining up a £25million bid to make Mario Gomez the spearhead of a new-look attack under Jose Mourinho.

Despite also competing with Manchester City and Monaco for Radamel Falcao, Chelsea-bound Mourinho wants a strong physical presence up front and has identified Bayern Munich frontrunner Gomez as the prime candidate.

Gomez has been a prolific scorer for Bayern since a Bundesliga record near-£30million move from Stuttgart four years ago and is generally regarded as one of German football’s most effective target men.

But he can no longer count on an automatic starting place and fears slipping further down the pecking order, if Bayern succeed in trying to persuade Borussia Dortmund to let them have Robert Lewandowski this summer, rather than when his contract runs out in another 12 months.

His agent Uli Ferber admitted he was ‘not happy’ at being on the fringes, and it is understood he would welcome a fresh start at Stamford Bridge.

Mourinho’s ideal scenario would be to have Gomez leading the line, with prolific finisher Falcao profiting from his aerial strength and ability to hold the ball up.

Bayern would demand around £25million for the Germany striker, but Mourinho can count on transfer backing from Roman Abramovich, should he make the expected return to Stamford Bridge for a second spell in charge.

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