According to reports from the trusted and reliable Gianluca Di Marzio website in Italy, Chelsea are in talks to sign Monaco striker Radamel Falcao. Earlier this week, the Telegraph reported that the Colombian striker could be willing to take a huge pay cut to join Chelsea in the summer.
Italian journalist Tancredi Plaermi also confirmed that the Blues have contacted Falcao over a possible transfer.
Chelsea have contacted Falcao
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) May 29, 2015
The report states that Jose Mourinho is an admirer of Falcao and appreciated his goal scoring instincts and that the striker is a “concrete target” for the Stamford Bridge outfit.
Manchester United had earlier paid £6m to Monaco for Falcao’s services with an option to buy in the summer but manager Louis Van Gaal decided against the move as the 29 year scored just 4 goals in 29 appearances all season. Falcao was also on a whopping £265,000-a-week deal at Old Trafford.
With Didier Drogba set to leave and Loic Remy’s future uncertain at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea would surely be in the transfer market to sign a quality striker who can challenge Diego Costa for a place in the starting eleven. Falcao and Mourinho share the same agent, Jorge Mendes who could help the Blues securing a move. But it will be interesting to see if Chelsea are willing to take a risk on the player who barely got going in the highest echelons of English Football.