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Chelsea's £80m target wants to move in January

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Radamel Falcao is hoping to leave Monaco in the January transfer window, according to reports in the Spanish press.

French newspaper Le 10 Sport, citing sources in Spain, is claiming that the Colombian superstar is unhappy in France and has spoken of his desire to seek pastures new at the next opportunity.

Whilst Falcao only arrived at Monaco for €60million in the summer, reports linking him with the likes of Chelsea and Real Madrid have been unrelenting, and the striker has done little to quell the speculation.

His club has vehemently denied that he is available for transfer, but Jose Mourinho will be rubbing his hands at the news coming out of Spain- where Falcao enjoyed success with Atletico Madrid- that his No.1 transfer target is open to a move.

And according to Spanish broadcaster Tiki Taka, Falcao is so keen on leaving Monaco that he would be willing to breach his contract to do so.

Journalist Thibaud Leplat, speaking to Tiki Taka, said: "As Falcao is well aware that there will be no possibility of negotiating a transfer in January, he may favour the second option, namely a breach of contract."

His desire to depart the Stade Louis II is thought to be primarily born out of a longing to play in the Champions League, which should also play into Chelsea's hands.

"He wants to play in the Champions League, and Monaco do not play now. Forward thinking in particular Chelsea at Real Madrid ... His agent (note: Jorge Mendes) is working so he can go in January," Leplat continued.

Any side looking at bringing in the free-scoring striker however will have to stump up around £80million, as Monaco will look to compensate themselves.

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