Blues are keen to bring the South American to the Bridge in January.
Chelsea are set to go head to head with Spanish giants Real Madrid in the battle to land prolific AS Monaco front man Radamel Falcao when the winter transfer window opens again for business in the new year, according to reports in the Daily Express.
The in-demand Colombia international only moved to the mega-rich Ligue 1 outfit last summer for a whopping fee of 60 million euros.
However, despite Falcao agreeing a lucrative five-year deal with the newly promoted French side, it is understood that the 27-year-old has already grown weary of life in the South of France.
And now both the west London club and los Blancos are planning on moving for the forward at the turn of the year, as both giants of the European game look to add more fiewpower to their respective attacks.
But it is believed that the Blues may hold an advantage over Madrid in that Falcao used to play for Real’s fierce city rivals Atletico de Madrid, while Monaco owner Dmitry Rybolovlev is also known to be a close associate of Chelsea’s billionaire Russian owner Roman Abramovich.
Now all that needs to be agreed is a transfer fee between the two clubs, although with Monaco thought to be keen to offload Falcao in order to comply with Uefa’s impending Financial Fair Play regulations, that may not prove too problematic.