Chelsea could get the chance to terminate Radamel Falcao's season-long loan in January if Valencia decide to firm up their interest, according to the Mirror.
Jose Mourinho claimed he could get the best out of the Colombian when he agreed to loan him from AS Monaco despite a dismal season at Manchester United.
Having scored just once and fallen behind both Loic Remy and Diego Costa in the pecking order, it is becoming clear that Mourinho was wrong. Now the Blues are stuck paying Falcao £140,000-a-week to essentially make up the numbers in training.
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They have a binding agreement to pay his wages until the end of the season and cancelling the deal would almost certainly see Monaco demand millions in compensation. That is not something that Roman Abramovich will want to do.
But they could find salvation in the form of Valencia, who are interested in taking him back to the place he experienced his best years as a footballer, La Liga. He came to prominence whilst at Atletico Madrid, scoring 52 goals in 68 appearances.
They have the necessary funds to bring Falcao to the club and have contacted representatives to inform them of their interest. Naturally, the 29-year-old is not happy with his lack of game time at Stamford Bridge and would be ready to leave if all parties come to an agreement.
Rather interestingly, Chelsea have been linked with Valencia’s £50million-rated striker Paco Alcacer. The Spain international has emerged as one of La Liga's finest hitmen and allowing Falcao to leave for Valencia could be seen as an opportunity to build bridges ahead of a potential transfer bid.