Radamel Falcao will play in the Ligue 1 next season, unless a top club decides to snap up the Colombian following his failure to make an impact of note at Manchester United.
A few seasons ago, any club would have taken the chance in a heartbeat but, after a disappointing season in England on loan with Louis van Gaal's side, his next destination is yet to be decided.
The Manchester United misfit is still the same person who was Europe's most wanted just a couple of seasons ago, when he was scoring for fun and had the footballing world at his mercy.
Chelsea have now been linked with a move and, despite Falcao's dramatic decline, Jose Mourinho seemingly believes that he and his team can help the Colombian recapture his eye-popping form that had him valued at close to £70m at one point.
Mourinho does have an impressive history of getting the most out of his players, most recently Eden Hazard. The Belgian's work-rate has increased drastically under Mourinho, resulting in a fantastic season that saw him capture the PFA Player of the Year award amongst numerous others.
If Mourinho can do the same with Falcao as he did with Hazard, the 29-year-old may well return somewhere near the peak form he was able to demonstrate with Porto and Atletico Madrid.
Falcao scored 142 goals in 176 games during these halcyon days spent in Portugal and Spain, winning the Europa League with both clubs, before his massive transfer to Monaco in the summer of 2013.
But a serious knee injury halfway through his maiden campaign in France put paid to his World Cup ambitions and he has never quite been the same since. Is Mourinho the man to save him?
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