Chelsea close in on world class deal as Germans open door to deal

Chelsea’s hopes of signing Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze have taken a significant step forward, according to the Metro website.

Chelsea are believed to be keeping tabs on the 23-year-old, who has won two Bundesliga titles with Munich and has scored 19 goals since joining from Borussia Dortmund in 2013.

And the latest comments from Munich’s chief executive, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, only make a move to Stamford Bridge seem more likely.

Rummenigge said: ‘The duration of his contract is known (until 2017). In addition to that, we are not aware of anything.

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