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Radamel Falcao edges closer to signing for Chelsea

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Chelsea are in advanced talks to sign Monaco and Colombian forward Radamel Falcao, despite the fact he has struggled in England, according to reports.

Falcao loan

Monaco loaned the 29-year old to Manchester United last summer for one season for a fee reported to be in the region of £6 million, also giving them the option to sign him on a permanent basis at the end of his first Premier League campaign in a deal that would have been worth in excess of £40m.

However, Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal decided against keeping him, having seen him score just four goals and was frequently spent time injured.

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Chelsea hunt

Yet Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is keen to add another first team striker to his fold, as the Blues only have Spanish centre forward Diego Costa and French international Loic Remy as realistic options.

The west London outfit will be keen to secure the signature of Falcao, as Mourinho has stated he is eager to 'help' him revive his his career and return him to his lethal goal scoring form from years previous. The Portuguese manager further added that he is 'hurt' by criticism of the player.

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The deal could be announced in just a matter of days, with Falcao having insisted perviously that he would like to remain playing in England.

Chelsea fans, do you think Falcao would represent a good piece of business from Mourinho? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.

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