It seems as though the Blues may have to turn their attentions elsewhere…
Unfortunately for Chelsea fans, it seems as though Monaco will flatly refuse to sell their world-class Colombian forward Radamel Falcao when the transfer window opens in the summer, reports Football Direct News.
The Blues had been heavily linked to the currently injured 28-year-old South American poacher after Mourinho was quoted as saying that Falcao was too good for the Ligue 1 club.
Monaco’s vice president Vadim Vasilyev has played down the reports though, and promised that his club have no intention of letting their household name leave.
“The key point was to sign Radamel Falcao. This had been fundamental to our project,” Vasilyev told BeIN Sport.
“From there, everything was easier for other players to come. I often speak with him and I can tell you he has morals. I hope he can also play in the World Cup. In any case, one thing is certain; he will be at Monaco next season.”
Jose Mourinho has been public about wanting a new striker in the summer, although now it appears that Falcao may prove unattainable.
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Instead, the Blues could now focus their attention on Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa, or perhaps even Bayern Munich’s Mario Mandzukic, who could become available when Robert Lewandowski joins Pep Guardiola’s side in the summer.
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