Chelsea have made contact with AS Monaco forward and former Manchester United loanee Radamel Falcao over a potential move to Stamford Bridge in the summer, according to Sky Sport Italia journalist Fabrizio Romano.
The Colombian striker’s future is uncertain following Manchester United confirming that they have opted not to take up the option of turning his season-long loan contract at Old Trafford into a permanent deal [via Sky Sports].
The Express stated that Monaco are looking to offload Falcao in the summer, as his wages could prove problematic under UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules.
Now, latest reports from Fabrizio Romano – journalist for Sky Sport Italia, Di Marzio, and Goal Italia – claim that Premier League champions Chelsea have made contact with the 29-year-old and could follow up their discussions with an official bid.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 29, 2015
Falcao suffered a miserable campaign with the Red Devils, scoring just four league goals in 29 appearances under Louis van Gaal, as he struggled to adapt to the pressure at the Theatre of Dreams and the Dutchman’s system.
According to the Daily Star, however, the former Atletico Madrid star wants to remain in the Premier League, but will have to take a significant pay cut on his £265,000 per-week wages – but he is willing to take the financial hit to seal a move to Stamford Bridge.