South American giants insist ‘doors are open’ for Chelsea flop; contact made with international

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River Plate president Rodolfo D’Onofrio has confirmed that he has made contact with Chelsea flop Radamel Falcao about a possible return to Buenos Aires.

Speaking to TYCSports, the club chief has acknowledged that he’d welcome Falcao’s return should the striker be open to a return to the domestic heavyweights.

“If Falcao made the decision to come to River, the doors are open,” D’Onofrio began. “Six months ago, I made contact with him.”

The 30-year-old is enduring a miserable campaign at Chelsea, having moved to the club on loan from AS Monaco at the beginning of the season.

Following on from a similarly ineffective stint at Manchester United last season, Falcao has struggled for fitness and, when he has featured, has appeared a shadow of his former self.

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The hitman has managed just one goal in 10 EPL outings this season—of which only one has been a start—following on from just four goals in 26 league showings with United last season.

He has arguably never truly recovered from a ligament injury suffered in 2014 with Monaco—a concern that prevented his participation in the 2014 World Cup—and it remains to be seen whether he will ever rediscover his lost lustre.

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