The Premier League champions are interested in a loan with a view to a permanent move, so they can check out how badly several knee injuries have affected the former Atletico Madrid man. Presumably his failure at Old Trafford will have also made this kind of move more enticing.
The 29-year-old scored a paltry four goals in 29 appearances last season, not exactly proving that he is suited to the Premier League. However, it will be the Colombia international’s 68 goals in 86 matches while at Atleti and 62 in 73 for Porto that will have drawn the eye of Jose Mourinho. The Blues boss has even stated his interest in reigniting the forward’s reputation in English football.
“If I can help Falcao reach his level again, I will do it,” he said according to the Express.
“It hurts me that people in England think that the real Falcao is the one we saw at Manchester United.”
The Stamford Bridge outfit are keen on a new striker after Didier Drogba left the side at the end of last season. With fellow striker Loic Remy being linked with a move away by the Daily Mirror, the need for a new player up front is even more dire.
Moreover, current first choice Diego Costa is known for his hamstring problems, so a top class backup is necessary if they are going to challenge on four fronts. Last time round the team dropped out of the Champions League and the FA Cup early which will have disappointed Mourinho despite them winning both the Premier League and the Capital One Cup.