According to reports on Wednesday, Chelsea are close to securing the transfer of Colombian hitman Radamel Falcao, but are they signing the right man?
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The AS Monaco striker spent last season on loan in the Premier League with Manchester United and did little to suggest that he could be the right man to lead the line in the top flight.
The former FC Porto and Atletico Madrid man managed only four goals in 26 appearances from the Red Devils and Louis van Gaal ultimately opted not to sign the forward permanently.
However, while United opted against the move, Chelsea have not been dissuaded by his poor goal return and are closing in on a move for the striker.
While only time will tell if Mourinho will be able to get the best out of the forward, it looks like a major gamble. In this feature, we present 10 forwards who we believe would be better bets than El Tigre.