Radamel Falcao wants to stay in the Premier League

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Colombian striker Radamel Falcao has revealed that he'd like to remain in the Premier League after leaving Manchester United behind at the end of the season.

As reported by the Express, the forward, who endured a torrid time on English soil, returned to Monaco after spending the season on loan at Old Trafford, where he only managed to find the back of the net on four occasions in England's elite division. 

Under the guidance of Louis van Gaal, the once lethal hit-man struggled to find his best form, often failing to maintain a place in the first team. 

It appears, though, that despite his struggles at Manchester United, Premier League champions Chelsea could hand him a lifeline as he goes about getting his career back on track. 

Jose Mourinho and Co. at Stamford Bridge have been heavily linked with a move for the Monaco man, with the club seemingly on the lookout for a replacement for veteran striker Didier Drogba, who is set to depart the club for the second time. 

In need 

Without the services of Drogba, Mourinho only has the duo of Loic Remy and Diego Costa at his disposal on the first-team scene, so it's not entirely surprising that he's looking to add to his ranks in the immediate future. 

And it appears that he could stand a strong chance of signing the player, with the Monaco man hoping to ply his trade in England in the 2015/16 campaign. 

Falcao told reporters: "It has been speculated a lot about my next team, but I tried to stay calm. I would like to continue in England, we'll decide (my next team) in the coming weeks."

Risky business 

It's obvious: signing Falcao would prove a huge risk for Chelsea after his dismal season in Manchester. At the end of the day, he failed to produce the goods, despite being handed numerous opportunities under the Dutch regime. 

Perhaps, though, Mourinho really believes he can get the best out of the misfiring Colombian. Ok, so he looked off the pace last season, but he certainly has something to prove, as he goes about getting his career back on track. 

The problem for him, though, is that would he really feature on a regular basis in west London. In Costa and Remy, Chelsea already have two top forwards at the club, so it's not going to be easy for Falcao to become a regular. 

He's in desperate need of first-team football on a regular basis, and it's surely unlikely that he will find that at Chelsea. Both Falcao and the club will be taking a risk. 

Chelsea fans: Do you want Falcao at your club next season? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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