Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has hinted that the club will sign Manchester United flop Radamel Falcao this summer.
As reported by the Daily Mail, the Portuguese tactician has insisted that he would like to help the misfiring Colombian reach his level again after a season of disappointment on English soil.
In fact, the Chelsea boss has admitted that it hurts him that English fans think the real Falcao is the one that endured a torrid time in the Premier League.
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Falcao, of course, managed just four goals under the Louis van Gaal regime, failing to produce the goods for the Red Devils throughout the course of the campaign.
Unsurprisingly, Manchester United failed to activate their £50 million option to sign him from French outfit Monaco at the end of the season, meaning he could now complete a surprise move to Stamford Bridge in the near future.
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And Mourinho certainly appears to be confident that he can be the man to get the best out of the forward next season.
"If I can help Falcao reach his level again, I will do it,’ Mourinho said on DirecTV Sports.
"It hurts me that people in England think that the real Falcao is the one we saw at Manchester United."
It remains to be seen, however, as to whether the Blues land the ex-Manchester United man in this window, with the same report from the Mail claiming that the west London outfit could secure his signature on a season-long loan deal.
Chelsea in need
Chelsea, of course, are in need of additions in attack after Ivorian ace Didier Drogba departed the club for the second time, while main-man Diego Costa failed to maintain his fitness in the latter stages of last season.
One thing's for sure, though, the potential signing of Falcao will prove a risk for the Blues, as they go in search of improvement next term. At the end of the day, despite Mourinho insisting that he can get the best out of the forward, the Colombian looked way off the pace in Manchester last term.
And, with Costa around, the striker may well have to take his place on the bench more often than not, which certainly won't be easy for him as he goes about finding top form.
It's only one season, of course, and before his move to Old Trafford, Falcao was one of the leading forwards in world football, so perhaps it's a risk worth taking, especially if he only joins the club on a loan deal. It's going to be a huge season for the Colombian.
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