Chelsea in Spanish fight for Villas-Boas' top striker target - reports

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Atletico Madrid have come into play for Chelsea target Radamel Falcao, with the Spanish club hoping to turn Falcao’s head away from his old manager and make the move to La Liga, according to Sky Sports.

Andre Villas-Boas is believed to have the striker at the top of his transfer hitlist, after Falcao admitted that he dreamed of playing for a particular club in the Barclays Premier League.


“There is a club that I dream to play for. They are foreign but I do not want to say who it is now,” Falcao said.

‘The Spanish league is good, but I prefer the Premier League as there is a better atmosphere on the field.”

But Atletico Madrid reportedly believe that with the right offer, they can coax Falcao from Chelsea’s cluches, and push for Champions League qualification next season.

Chelsea are still said to be favourites to land Falcao, but the Spanish club will no doubt push up the price for the Columbia international’s signature. And if Villas-Boas decides that purchasing another striker would be impractical with Nicolas Anelka, Didier Drogba and Fernando Torres already on the scene at Chelsea, Atletico Madrid may be in with a chance for the Porto man’s signature after all.

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