It seems that Chelsea will simply not give up in their pursuit of Colombian striker Radamel Falcao from French club Monaco. It now appears however that they have received encouragement from the player himself who is reportedly looking to leave the club that paid £40million for his services just over six months ago.
Chelsea’s goal-shy strike force continues to underperform, and the club are not prepared to allow such a deficiency to put a serious dent in their aspirations for the season. Any hint of encouragement for an approach will therefore be gladly received.
As well as the inevitable contract wrangle over the terms of his contract at the club, it’s thought that Falcao has become disillusioned with life in Ligue 1 and is keen to move to a club that can promise Champions’ League football. Although PSG’s midweek defeat has seen their seemingly untroubled march to the championship falter slightly, Monaco’s form of late has not really convinced that they are ready to pounce on any chance to close the gap on the leaders.
Reports today suggest that it may even come to a position where a loan deal will be agreed for the player to join Chelsea until the end of the season, with a deal then being struck in the summer. Although that may be very much against the spirit of what the loan system should be, it’s not really that unusual at the top level of European football, and could suit both parties.
One slight issue may be that former Blues’ boss Carlo Ancelotti, now in charge at Real Madrid has also expressed an interest in moving for the Colombian in the transfer window, and a return to La Liga, and a Spanish-speaking environment could hold attractions for the player. What seems certain however is that Chelsea are determined to solve their striker issue, and Falcao is at the top of their options.