Why is Chelsea and Manchester City target Falcao 'losing sleep'?

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Chelsea and Manchester City target Falcao says he is losing sleep. But why?

"It is really worrying and I lose sleep... but it is a situation that will be resolved. "

The words of a man sweating over his next move?

Perhaps... but the reason Falcao uttered the above sentence was nothing to do with all the transfer talk, not directly at least.

Keeping him up at night is his Atletico Madrid 'goal drought' - He has not scored for three games for his club.

His last goal was the 1-0 winner over Espanyol on February 24, and in games since against Osasuna, Sociedad and Malaga he has not found the net.

Speaking ahead of Colombia's World Cup Qualifier, he added:

"(I) Should not despair because the most important is that the team wins."

He's right, but clearly his prolific strike rate slowing down is getting to him. But he is also correct that he has no need to worry.

He has 21 goals in 25 La Liga games - and 27 in 31 in all competitions.

But his three goal 'drought' is his equal longest in La Liga this season. In November he went three games without scoring, netting in the fourth and then failing again a game later.

But what happened next was spectacular - he rattled in five goals in a spectacular 6-0 demolition of Deportivo.

There is no game against the same opponents just around the corner, they next meet on May 1, and his next fixture is a tough encounter against Valencia in a week's time.

Don't bet against him ending that goal drought, and losing his sleepless nights. But they should at least have given him plenty of time to consider his future - but expect that particular saga to rumble on until the summer.

Does his worry at a three goal drought say everything about how good Falcao actually is?

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