Radamel Falcao has signed for Chelsea claims Colombian journalist

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Radamel Falcao has already signed a contract with Chelsea, according to journalist Javier Hernández Bonett.

Speaking on Colombian TV show Gol Caracol, Bonett claimed that the forward, who is currently starring in the Copa America, will be presented as a Blues player on July 19 or 20 when the club are in Canada for pre-season. 

Falcao, of course, endured a torrid campaign last season, as he failed to produce the goods on English soil under the guidance of Louis van Gaal at Manchester United.

Ultimately, the Red Devils failed to sign the player on a permanent basis from Ligue 1 outfit Monaco after he managed to find the back of the net on just four occasions. 

It appears, though, that despite the player's terrible form, Blues chief Jose Mourinho is ready to hand him a lifeline in England's elite division ahead of the 2015/16 campaign.

Chelsea in need 

The Chelsea manager, of course, is on the lookout for a new striker after Didier Drogba departed the west London outfit for the second time. With the duo of Diego Costa and Loic Remy plying their trade at the Bridge, it appears that the Portuguese tactician wants one more recognised forward in his ranks, as the club go in search of success on both the domestic and European scene.

In fact, Mourinho only recently hinted that he would bring Falcao to Chelsea, claiming that he's attempt to help the forward reach his level again.

Earlier this month, Mourinho stated: "If I can help Falcao reach his level again, I will do it. It hurts me that people in England think that the real Falcao is the one we saw at Manchester United."

Now, then, it appears that Falcao could already be a Chelsea player, if Bonett is to be believed...

A clear risk 

Of course, the signing of Falcao will hand Chelsea another option for the new season, but the forward is clearly struggling. 

Ultimately, he has followed up a disappointing campaign with Manchester United with a less than convincing showing at the Copa America in Chile, so it may take a great deal of work for Mourinho to get the striker back to his best. 

It's a huge shame, but he appears to have lost his ruthless streak, and it may well prove difficult for him to get it back, especially in England. The demands of the Premier League are extreme, and Falcao is in need of first-team football week in, week out. 

Is he really going to find that at Chelsea? Let's be honest, Diego Costa will definitely be ahead of him in the pecking order, while Remy will no doubt be hoping to play a key role, so it's an interesting move for the Colombian. Mourinho has it all to do to get the once great Falcao back.

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