Chelsea Confident They Have Won £40m Race to Sign Atletico Madrid Striker Radamel Falcao

Stamford Bridge side confident they will sign Colombian ace.

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Chelsea are confident they have won the £40m race for Colombian star Radamel Falcao.

The 26-year-old Atletico Madrid striker is regarded as one of the hottest properties in European football after his exploits with the Spanish club.

He scored 36 goals for Atletico last season and helped them win the Europa League.

And he made Chelsea aware of his threat with a hat-trick against them as Atletico won the UEFA Supercup earlier this season.

He has a buy-out clause of £40m in the contract he signed when he came to Madrid from Porto last year – and Chelsea are willing to meet that price.

Chelsea would ideally like to sign Falcao in next month’s transfer window.

SOURCE: Sunday Mirror

Chelsea may well like to sign Colombian Radamel Falcao next month but that seems unlikely after the striker stated his intention to remain at the Vicente Calderon until at least the summer.

The former FC Porto striker’s goals have propelled Diego Simeone’s side into second spot in La Liga, making them genuine title contenders, and as such Falcao may wish to stick around to help his side to secure at the very least a Champions League berth for next term.

Atletico Madrid are also looking to defend their Europa League title and as such may elect to cash in on the forward when the season comes to an end, recognizing that sealing a spot in the Champions League is such a lucrative achievement that they must look to hang on to their prized asset to see the job through.

Though Rafa Benitez’s arrival has helped to spark Fernando Torres into life the fact that back-up forward Daniel Sturridge looks set to leave Stamford Bridge means that the West London side are perhaps in even more need of fresh attacking options and there are few more effective strikers in Europe right now than the Atletico Madrid man.

Falcao scored 36 goals in his first season in La Liga and has notched up an incredible 20 goals in 16 appearances thus far in this campaign.

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