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Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle has been tipped to leave Stamford BridgeReuters

Liverpool and Tottenham are ready to take advantage of Andre Schurrle's possible availability by making a bid for the Chelsea forward during the January transfer window.

Schurrle has not had the greatest of times of late for Chelsea, with manager Jose Mourinho even criticising the forward for his performances on a couple of occasions.

That has led to suggestions that Schurrle could make a return to Germany soon, with the 24-year-old even touted as being made as a makeweight in a deal which could bring Marco Reus to Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund next summer.

However, Schurrle, if he does leave Chelsea, could remain in the Premier League after all with Liverpool and Tottenham showing an interest.

Liverpool are desperate for a player with some creativity and goalscoring ability in their lineup, and even if Schurrle is not the most prolific of forwards you will see in Europe, he does know where the back of the net is.

Schurrle also has plenty of international experience and being a World Cup winner does give you a certain aura, an aura which can rub off on your teammates in a positive manner.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is also desperate to freshen up his squad, which has struggled in the Premier League this season, and is pondering a bid along with Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers.

The offer from both clubs will be in the region of £25 million, which should allow Chelsea to make a profit if they decide to sell considering Schurrle moved to Stamford Bridge for a fee of around £18 million.

Mourinho and his Chelsea team are currently on course to romp to the Premier League title, and it will be interesting to see if the manager decides to break up his squad midseason.

Even if he does manage to bring in a big signing in the January transfer window, like a Reus, it will be unlikely that the Portuguese will be willing to let go of any of his players, even Schurrle, who is not exactly a shoo-in in the starting lineup.

However, a bid of £25 million from either Liverpool or Tottenham might be an offer difficult to refuse for Chelsea.