Despite the turmoil happening on the managerial front, Chelsea continue to set their transfer sites high. According to Tutto Mercato, Roman Abramovich is keen on adding Atletico Madrid’s Radamel Falcao to his strikeforce this summer and is willing to spend around £91m to secure his services.
Chelsea signed Demba Ba from Newcastle United in the January transfer window but the London side continue to shop around for another top striker with Fernando Torres’ form being incredibly inconsistent.
Signing one of the world’s most in-form and desirable strikers won’t be cheap, however, and Abramovich is well aware that he’ll have to spend big in order to secure a deal that will make all parties happy. Chelsea will have to meet the €60m (£51.9m) release clause Atletico Madrid have demanded before figuring out personal terms with Falcao. Reports state that Chelsea are comfortable offering the Colombian hitman a four year deal worth £10m a year.
The thought of spending such big money on a striker will only spur conversation back to the fee and salary of Fernando Torres from Liverpool several years back. Abramovich has shown in the past that he isn’t afraid to spend big to secure the services of the world’s best players, but will he show a little more caution with Falcao?
Chelsea fans, what do you think about the link to Falcao? Could a move for the Colombian possibly spark a partnership between Torres and Falcao that would be the best in Europe? Or would Falcao’s arrival mark the end of Torres’ time in West London? Let us know in the comments below.