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Radamel Falcao more likely to join Chelsea than Higuain - Capello

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Chelsea are more likely to land Radamel Falcao than Gonzalo Higuain in the January transfer window, according to Fabio Capello.

The former England boss believes the Blues are more likely to be able to prise Falcao away from Monaco this winter, and that he would be a perfect fit for Jose Mourinho's side.

"There aren’t many strikers who can make the difference in January, but I’d see Radamel Falcao settling in well at Chelsea,” he told Sky Sport.

“Jose Mourinho already trained Higuain at Real Madrid and knows him well.

"However, Napoli cannot let him leave, unless they have an equally impressive replacement lined up. Selling a player like Higuain would be very problematic."

The Blues are said to be in the market for a new forward this month, despite the fact boss Jose Mourinho has insisted he is happy to stick with his misfiring trio of strikers.

Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto'o have only six Premier League goals between them this season - although the latter scored a crucial goal in Chelsea's 2-1 over Liverpool last week.

That has prompted rumours that Chelsea could swoop for the likes of Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain and Falcao.

Both players joined their respective clubs in the summer for big money, however while Higuain has settled into life in Italy Falcao appears to be struggling.

The Colombian has scored just two goals in his last eight appearances, having scored seven in many games at the start of the season.

Meanwhile, Capello also revealed that he had no contact with Tottenham following Andre Villas-Boas's departure from White Hart Lane.

The Russia boss was linked with the vacant hotseat at Spurs, but the Italian says there was no truth in the rumours.

He said: "Job with Tottenham? Everyone knows I worked with Franco Baldini at Roma and Real Madrid, but there was never any contact with them. I want to continue this project with Russia.”

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