Chelsea Reach Agreement to Complete £48m Signing of Atletico Madrid Striker Radamel Falcao In January

Stamford Bridge side keen on Colombian goal machine.

Chelsea are ready to splash £48m on Falcao after he tore them apart

Radamel Falcao, the Colombia striker whose hat-trick shot down Chelsea in the European Super Cup, may join the London club in January.

Reports in South America last night said a pre-agreement between Falcao’s team Atletico Madrid and Chelsea has been struck in a deal expected to be worth at least £48million.

Falcao, 26, has already scored six goals in three matches this season and is seen as one of the world’s deadliest strikers.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

Blimey, that didn’t take long did it.

The transfer window may have only just slammed shut but that hasn’t stopped yet more speculation about Chelsea’s intentions to bring in another striker. A move for Radamel Falcao is of course even better timed given the fact that the Colombian put the West London side to the sword in the Super Cup Final on Friday evening.

Chelsea spent the best part of £80m on new additions this summer but didn’t bring in another striking option, leaving Roberto Di Matteo having to hope that Fernando Torres continues his return to form, especially as the Blues boss has only Daniel Sturridge on hand as a striking back-up option.

Radamel Falcao moved to the Vicente Calderon just over a year ago having hit a glorious run of form at former club FC Porto. In Portugal the 26 year old scored 72 goals in 87 matches and any fear that the lethal finisher would struggle in the far superior La Liga were quickly extinguished.

In his first season at Atletico Madrid he netted an astonishing 36 goals in all competitions, helping his side to a UEFA Cup triumph and thus far this term he has netted six in three matches.

One would imagine that the chances of picking up Falcao in January could be helped if Atletico Madrid do not look likely to clinch a Champions League berth by the the time the transfer window re-opens.

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