Chelsea are long term admirers of Colombian striker Radamel Falcao. He was one of the prime targets of the Blues since his Atletico Madrid days and despite him joining French nouveau riche Monaco, the interest hasn’t died down a bit, if the reports are to be believed.
Falcao, who scored 52 goals in 68 appearances for Atletico during his two years’ stay, has bagged 10 goals already this season for Monaco.
He missed quite a bit of action this season with injuries while French newspapers often speculated that he is not happy at Monaco and could move to the Premier League, should a better offer arrive.
He was once again linked with a move to Chelsea in the winter transfer window, despite Jose Mourinho claiming that he is happy with the strikers available at his disposals. Falcao told Sky Sport Italia:
“Would I like to play with Mourinho? I’d never considered it. As of today it doesn’t seem possible, as we are on two very different paths and I have a five-year contract with Monaco.
“But Mourinho is a coach with a fantastic career, the titles that he has won speak for him and nobody can deny his capabilities.
“He has a different style, people might not like him, but that makes him special and football enjoy his eccentricity.
“But there has been a lot of speculation around European clubs interested in me. I didn’t think too much about that, though. I try to concentrate on my objectives, training to achieve important results.”
Chelsea have already signed Nemanja Matic from Benfica this week and though Mourinho ideally would be looking to add a top striker, but getting them in this transfer window could be difficult.
Should Chelsea tempt Falcao with a mega-offer next summer? Or should they shift their focus elsewhere?