Falcao For Chelsea?
Chelsea could make a loan move for Monaco striker Radamel Falcao in January, according to various reports this morning. However, the Ligue 1 outfit are likely to resist any efforts for the Colombian striker to quit the principality.
Various websites in France are reporting that Falcao’s agent Jorge Mendes has approached Monaco to ask them for a loan move away from the club during next month’s transfer window. The Daily Star adds that there is a dispute between Falcao and the big-spending club over his wages. He was meant to be on a 14million euro a year pay deal but his actual wages are around half that amount.
Chelsea were linked with Falcao last month after boss Jose Mourinho watched him in action for Colombia against Belgium in Brussels. However, Monaco sporting director Vadim Vasilyev has been quoted as saying it makes “no sense“ for Falcao to be heading out of Monaco after just half a season with the club, especially after the economic efforts put into his recruitment. The Colombian moved to the club for a £54million transfer fee. He scored seven goals in his opening seven games but has found the net just twice in his last seven games.
Real Madrid are also said to be interested.