Chelsea set sights on £30m double striker swoop

Published 12 Comments

Football News

Chelsea are ready to turn their attentions to France star Loic Remy and Porto striker Jackson Martinez after cooling their interest in £46m-rated Atletico Madrid sensation Radamel Falcao, according to the Daily Mirror.

Roman Abramovich is reportedly ready to drop his pursuit of Falcao after Atletico made it clear the Colombian international will not be sold for less than £46m, and the Chelsea owner believes he can get better value for money elsewhere.

The Mirror reports a January swoop for Falcao has not been ruled out, but Chelsea are now thought to be actively considering alternatives.

Two of the names mentioned are Marseille striker Loic Remy and Porto star Jackson Martinez.

Abramovich is set to retain faith in under-fire forward Fernando Torres, and Remy and Martinez would be cheaper alternatives, with the Frenchman reportedly available for £15m, and Martinez valued between £15m and £20m.

Remy has struggled with injury troubles this season, but the striker is highly rated in France, and has 17 caps for his country. The France international is only just returning to the Marseille team after injury.

Chelsea's other target, Martinez, plays for Falcao's former club, Porto. Signed as a replacement after Falcao departed for Atletico, Martinez has quickly settled into life in Portugal, and has been in sparkling form this season, hitting 14 goals in all competitions since arriving for £8m.

With nine goals in nine league appearances so far this season, Martinez has beat Porto goalscoring records set by club icons Falcao and Hulk.

But Porto drive a hard bargain - Chelsea were forced to shell out £13m to sign Andre Villas-Boas last year - and the Portuguese club refused to let Joao Moutinho leave on the cheap this summer.

But Chelsea are thought to see a double swoop for Martinez and Remy as better value than Falcao - a double swoop would likely cost less than a move for the Atletico Madrid striker.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again