Italian side AS Roma are planning a shock move for Chelsea forward Radamel Falcao this summer, according to The Sun.
The Colombian will end his year-long loan spell at Stamford Bridge in May and it is highly unlikely the Blues will be inclined to make the move permanent, hence he looks set to return to Monaco next season.
Serie A side Roma are desperate to offload former Manchester City star Edin Dzeko as the striker has failed to live up to expectations, netting just ten goals all season.
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NOT SURE TO STAY
With Roma sceptical of his future in the capital, a move to China could be on the cards for the Bosnian forward in the coming months.
Falcao has endured a tough two-year spell in the Premier League, notching a combined tally of just five goals during his time with Manchester United and Chelsea.
OBSTACLE IN PURSUIT
However, there remains one hindrance to the potential deal as the Giallorossi are baulking at the former Atletico Madrid ace’s wage demands, which currently stands at £5.45 million.
Falcao returned to first-team action against Swansea at the start of April after a lengthy five-month absence due to a groin injury.
The South American’s fitness levels will be a matter of concern for the Italian giants as he has managed to feature in only 12 games in all competition for Chelsea and was also not a regular at Old Trafford.
But he is still optimistic that he can perform at his absolute best if given more game time.
“I’m in the best conditions as I have been training with the team for two months now. I’m feeling OK and I need to play and compete. But I haven’t done it and that’s the boss’ choice.”
Further adding: “The truth is that I haven’t had the continuity I wished to have. But I still have this dream of playing here. So, I’m still waiting for my opportunity.”
Falcao recently disclosed his desire to move to the MLS in the future, as per Sky Sports.
The 30-year-old admitted he follows the league but would prefer to stay in Europe for the time being before contemplating a move to America.
Roma are on course to finish the season with a flourish as they are unbeaten in their last ten league fixtures – picking up seven wins and three draws.