Spanish striker: Chelsea target Falcao is a 'goal-machine'

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Spanish striker Adrian Lopez, a reported target for Arsenal, has described Atletico Madrid teammate Falcao as a 'goal-machine' as the Colombian continues to be linked with a move to Chelsea and Manchester City.

Falcao has scored 48 goals in 59 games, including a hat-trick against Chelsea in August, since joining Atletico Madrid from Porto in 2011 and has frequently been linked with a transfer away from the Vicente Calderon.

Chelsea and Manchester City, it has been claimed, are both lining-up rival £46 million bids for Falcao, while the interest of the latter was confirmed by the club's chief scout.

The acquisition of Falcao would appear to be more important for Chelsea given that Fernando Torres remains the only senior out-and-out striker available to Roberto di Matteo, while Manchester City have vast reserves in their goalscoring department.

With the likes of Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Mario Balotelli and Edin Dzeko already at the Etihad Stadium, forward reinforcements are not a priority for Roberto Mancini, although the Manchester City boss has spoken to his spies about Falcao.

Adrian, meanwhile, is not surprised that the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City are reported to be pursuing Falcao, although says the 26-year-old is not distracted by the rumours of a Premier League transfer in January.

"We tend not to listen to what the press says about Falcao's future and neither does he. But it's normal that everyone is talking about him because he is a goal-machine," Adrian told Spanish publication AS.

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