Chelsea Edge Closer to Completing €55m Deal to Sign Radamel Falcao

Stamford Bridge side move nearer to signing AS Monaco ace.

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Chelsea are reportedly closing in on a stunning move for AS Monaco forward Radamel Falcao according to El Confidencial.

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The 27 year old is apparently set to leave the principality side and a move to Real Madrid is now no longer an option according to this source and Roman Abramovich is ready to make an offer of €55m for the Colombian, who has been in fine form for his Ligue 1 side this term.

The former Atletico Madrid man is however apparently unsettled at the Stade Louis II side, just months after arriving at the club, and the fact that Falcao shares the same agent as Blues boss Jose Mourinho, Jorge Mendes, and this could well be a motivating factor in Chelsea’s advances for the free-scoring forward.

Chelsea could well do with a prolific forward to lead their attack given that Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o, with just five Premier League goals between them, are failing to effectively spearhead Mourinho’s front-line.

Bernabeu boss Carlo Ancelotti is not thought to be interested in Falcao, the Italian putting a great deal of faith in French international Karim Benzema, and as such this could leave Chelsea with a clear run at bringing in Falcao, who would of course be free to compete in the Champions League this season.

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