Chelsea have handed Radamel Falcao the number nine shirt to wear next season. The Colombian arrived at Stamford Bridge on loan earlier this month, and will wear the shirt previously worn by Fernando Torres. Chelsea’s move to sign Pedro from Barcelona will fail - if Joan Laporte becomes the Catalan club’s next president. Laporta has pledged to keep the winger according to former defender Eric Abidal, who will become his sporting director, as part of his campaign to be elected. And finally Juventus are aiming to tie up a deal for Chelsea ace Juan Cuadrado by Friday, although Chelsea are still holding out for €34million.