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Borussia Dortmund's Asking Price For Mario Goetze Within Range For Chelsea

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Eden Hazard is off the board, but that doesn't lessen Chelsea's need for a right winger to match the heroics of new arrival Juan Mata on the left. One of the names that's been brought up as a potential candidate is Borussia Dortmund's 19-year-old prodigy Mario Goetze, who had previously been assumed by most of us to be not really for sale at any reasonable price. Now things look a little different, per Duncan Castles.

Borussia Dortmund reject Arsenal offer for Mario Goetze. Asking for €35million for the Germany international. #afc http://t.co/xCtBVpLless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply


Obviously, that's hardly definitive, but Dortmund's reported asking price of €35M is at least €10M lower than what most people were imagining, and at that sort of money Goetze becomes a viable option for teams to pursue (including Arsenal - it's confusing why they didn't just snap him up at that amount). Frankly, with Chelsea being linked heavily to Porto's Alvaro Pereira at €30M, it would be criminal to ignore Goetze at that asking price. Chelsea need to get in touch with Dortmund and find out if they're serious, because if so they could find themselves in possession of one of the game's most exciting young talents.

What does everyone think? Goetze at €35M is a clear buy for me, but there's an element of risk involved too, so I wouldn't be surprised to hear some dissent. Let us know in the comments.