Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign Radamel Falcao on loan this summer as AS Monaco continue to try and find him a suitor in time for next season.
The Colombia international has spent a dismal campaign on loan at Manchester United, failing to settle in the Premier League and by all accounts being a bitter disappointment.
However, according to the Daily Mail, he could get a shot at redemption via Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea, who have been handed the opportunity to take him on board if they wish.
Falcao appeared to wave goodbye to Old Trafford fans following the culmination of United’s last Premier League home game, the 1-1 draw with Arsenal, and it now looks highly unlikely that he’ll be purchased permanently by Louis van Gaal, who no doubt has a long list of transfer targets he’s ready to pursue.
As a result Monaco will once more have to decide whether or not they want to utilise the services of the man who was so lethal in front of goal for both FC Porto and Atletico Madrid. Fans of the French club would probably make it clear that they want to see him leading their line. Unfortunately for them the Stade de Louis II chiefs apparently don’t see it that way.
No, they’re said to want to farm him out on a temporary spell once more, with Chelsea having already been propositioned to as Mourinho deliberates on whether or not to make changes to his front-line.
At the current time the positions of both Diego Costa and Loic Remy aren’t under any immediate threat, but Didier Drogba is only one a one-year contract set to expire in the coming months and unless he’s given an extension he might leave or retire.
In that scenario Mourinho would need a third striker, although it must be said that he’s not short of options from within the club. Young Patrick Bamford, who has performed so well for Middlesbrough in the Championship this season, is one, and there are sure to be others knocking on the door from the youth system as well.
Even if he does find himself in need of bringing someone in it’s highly unlikely Mourinho will turn to Falcao, who at 29 promises little more than extortionate wages and a reputable name.
Even though The Special One shares super-agent Jorge Mendes with the player the idea that the Monaco man will accept being third-choice isn’t one fans will readily digest, and his £200,000-a-week+ wages are too hefty for a player who isn’t going to be playing regularly.
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