Chelsea Ready to Launch £60m Striker Bid: £450k a Week Salary Discussed

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Stamford Bridge side ready to spend big to land AS Monaco forward.

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Chelsea are ready to make a mammoth £60m bid for AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao according to the Daily Mail.

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Jose Mourinho shares the same agent as the 27 year old Colombian, Jorge Mendes, and this may well make a move for the former Atletico Madrid man, who is reportedly unhappy with life in the French top tier and already considering a fresh challenge.

Falcao is apparently disappointed with the level of football in Ligue 1 and the lack of atmosphere at AS Monaco home games, though these issues have not prevented the forward from netting nine goals in 13 appearances thus far.

Mourinho has watched on as his current quartet of strikers, Demba Ba, Samuel Eto’o, Andre Schurrle and Fernando Torres have all failed to impress, managing just four Premier League goals between them this season.

One potential stumbling block in pursuit of Falcao are the player’s reported current wages, which Chelsea may have to match, which stand at a massive £12m a year which at a tax free rate would mean that the West London side would have to fork out £450k a week to meet the same salary.

Prior to his move to AS Monaco Radamel Falcao had scored goals with alarming ease at first FC Porto and then Atletico Madrid, racking up a total of 142 goals in four combined seasons in Portugal and Spain.

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