UK media divided on whether Colombian striker Radamel Falcao will move to Stamford Bridge in January.
Chelsea have been linked with a move to sign Atletico Madrid forward Radamel Falcao in January for the last few months but today, the UK media appears to be less sure than ever whether the Colombia international will move to Stamford Bridge.
Falcao has been hailed as the best out and out striker in world football for the last year or two, with his prowess in front of goal resulting in acclaim from the likes of former FC Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola amongst others.
Indeed, Falcao has even kept pace with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo at the top of the goalscoring charts in La Liga, and it is far from shocking that bigger clubs than Atleti are circling like rather deep pocketed vultures.
However, ESPN write that the recent form of Fernando Torres has resulted in Chelsea cooling their interest in the 26 year-old Falcao, whilst the Daily Telegraph feel the Spaniard’s goals make no difference, and Falcao will be signed regardless.
Both angles have weight, as interest in the Colombian has been reported by almost every media outlet in both England and Spain and ESPN backing up their claims with a report that Rafa Benitez has assigned a new training regime to Torres in an attempt to resurrect his pace – as well as personal talks with the Spain star in order to bring back his confidence.
A rejuvenated Torres would be a great asset to the Blues, as he was arguably the most feared striker in the Premier League whilst at Liverpool.
No matter what though, Chelsea will likely recruit a striker in January – but instead of a huge name such as Falcao it could be a forward that rotates with Torres as Rafa Benitez’s options are fairly limited in that position.
Tickets still available for top football matches – Chelsea tickets