Radamel Falcao may be on his to London this winter. Chelsea are eyeing a move to land the Colombian goal-machine on a loan deal in the January transfer window, according to the Daily Star.
Although he is in remarkable form, the striker is unhappy at earning €7million-a year after tax, while having agreed on a €14million-a year deal with Monaco when he joined in the summer.
Jose Mourinho watched Falcao in action last month in a friendly match between Belgium and Colombia in Brussels where the hosts lost 0-2 and Falcao netted once.
The Monte Carlo based side as well as manager, Claudio Ranieri, are coming to terms that they might have to let go of Falcao, as a result Monaco is monitoring the in-form striker, Konstantinos Mitroglou who has 17 goals in 15 matches this season.
Monaco are currently third, just behind leader PSG and Lille in Ligue 1, and have told Chelsea earlier that they will only let Falcao leave for £80million, but are ready to negotiate if they are willing to involve Torres or Ba in the deal, according to the Daily Express.
The London based club would consider a permanent move in the summer, only if Falcao impresses during his six-month stay at Stamford Bridge.
But Chelsea will have competition in hand, with La Liga giants Real Madrid also keen to secure Falcao’s services as Karim Benzema has been uninspiring in front of goal at the Santiago Bernabeu since the departure of Gonzalo Higuain in the summer.
Chelsea are second in the Premier League and have also secured qualification to the knockout stages in the Champions League, but are concerned about the plummeted form of their strikers, who have failed to live up to expectations, and their top three scorers are led by Eden Hazard, Oscar and Frank Lampard.
Falcao will consider a move to Chelsea who are involved in the Champions League while Monaco are not. The former River Plate man has been in top form for Monaco, Atletico Madrid and Porto. With nine goals in 14 matches this season for Monaco and 20 goals in 50 matches for the national team since 2007, he will surely bring dividends wherever he plays.
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