Chelsea and Liverpool fans have both been afforded cause for optimism this morning after it was reported that top Monaco striker Radamel Falcao is angling to engineer an exit from France.
Multiple sources claim that the Colombian hit-man, who missed out on World Cup participation thanks to a serious knee injury, is looking to depart Ligue 1 merely a year after transferring from Atletico Madrid, with some papers speculating that he is being lined up for an Anfield switch as a replacement for the potentially outgoing Luis Suarez. Of course Jose Mourinho is after a big-name striker as well, and so Chelsea’s inclusion in the race for his signature is virtually assured.
CHELSEA & LIVERPOOL TO BE SOUNDED OUT
Reports even claim that both Chelsea and Liverpool could be offered Falcao if he is to leave Monaco, with other sources stating that he is also on the radar at Real Madrid. The Colombian forward would go some way to fixing any potential problems either Premier League club may encounter with regards to their firepower, and his excellent strike record would install confidence amongst the supporters of both sides.
Elsewhere it would appear that Petr Cech’s career at Stamford Bridge is all but over - at least that’s if you’re willing to listen to Belgium national coach Marc Wilmots. The 45-year-old was quoted as having said that when young ‘keeper Thibaut Courtois returns to the fold in west London Cech will definitely be sacrificed in order to make room, as neither are happy to sit on the bench.
Courtois himself revealed this weekend that he has held crunch talks with Jose Mourinho already, and that his situation will be made clear to fans upon the culmination of the World Cup in Brazil.
COURTOIS OR CECH?
It remains to be seen whether or not Jose Mourinho will side with youth or experience, but the majority of rumours now appear to favour the Portuguese coach favouring Courtois. The Belgian stopper was on fire last term with Atletico Madrid, and his potential to grow means that he is only going to get better. Cech on the other hand hasn't looked as consistent in recent times, though he is approaching the supposed 'peak' age of his goalkeeping career, which could yet prove to be a decided factor in Mourinho's choice.