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Radamel Falcao wanted to join Chelsea years ago

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Radamel Falcao is delighted to finally be playing for Chelsea having decided that he wanted to join the club years ago.

The Colombian has made the move to Stamford Bridge on a one-year loan deal and has plenty to prove having failed to shine at Manchester United last season.

Falcao scored just four goals for the Red Devils and Louis van Gaal decided against making the loan deal a permanent one as a result.

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Having just recovered from a serious knee injury when he move to Old Trafford, many cited it as a reason why the 29-year-old had failed to convince.

However, having now revealed that he had been dreaming of a move to their Premier League rivals Chelsea, it could be suggested that his head just wasn't in the right place.

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"The media talked about me and Chelsea and it was not possible but this summer finally I come"

He told Chelsea TV: "I talked with Juan [Cuadrado] before I came to Chelsea but I had decided I would like to join Chelsea some years ago.

"The media talked about me and Chelsea and it was not possible but this summer finally I come."

"He [Ricardo Carvalho] spoke with me about the club and told me how big is Chelsea and that he had a very good time here.

"He enjoyed it a lot and he is grateful to the team. He is also a very good defender."

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Falcao is likely to play a bit-part role in the Chelsea squad this season with Diego Costa the firm first-choice in a one-striker system under Jose Mourinho.

But Costa has promised to help his good friend, whom he played with at Atletico Madrid, get back to his best this season.

Costa told reporters: "It's good for us that he didn't have the best of seasons as that's why he's now with us.

"We know that Falcao is a hugely talented player. The only thing he needs is to feel loved and trusted, and he will get both here."

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