New Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has shelved plans to sign Andre Schurrle from Bayern Leverkusen.

The German international had look set to join Stamford Bridge, however Mourinho has stamped his authority in postponing the deal.

Mourinho has stated to Chelsea officials that he wants to bring in a centre-forward this summer and Schurrle isn't one of his top priorities.

Those reportedly high on his wish-list include Edison Cavani and Manchester United's want-away Wayne Rooney.

Mourinho also feels in Kevin De Bruyne he has a player similar to Schurrle and the money the should be invested elsewhere.

Schurrle joined Leverkusen in 2011 from fellow Bundesliga side FC Mainz, a move that has since his game progress from talented youngster to international.

At 22, many in Germany feel Schurrle is ready to join a 'giant' club, however he may have to settle for someone other than Chelsea.

Centre forward problems

Chelsea are ready to take a hit on their record transfer purchase of Fernando Torres.

The former Liverpool man hasn't even come close to justifying the £50million Chelsea paid for him in 2011.

The Blues are also ready to offload the January addition of Demba Ba as Mourinho chases that world-class striker to take the club to the next level.

Last season the attacking trio of Edin Hazard, Juan Mata and Oscar at times carried Chelsea, especially given their lack of goals from their forwards.

Over reliance on certain players can't get you through seasons and a centre-forward is a vital addition this summer.

Napoli have told potential buyers that only £54million will be enough to part way with Cavani, whilst Manchester United aren't willing to sell Rooney on the cheap.

Both strikers would be excellent additions at the Bridge, however they'll certainly come at a cost!