Transfer Bin: Falcao to Chelsea

Falcao to Chelsea? We have heard that before...

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Today's selection causes The Mirror to step forward, for their claim Chelsea are to launch a 60 million raid for Radamel Falcao.

They write: "The Blues boss is going to watch Monaco’s super striker in action for Colombia against highly-rated Belgium on Thursday before considering giving the green light to a British record £60million bid."

Falcao to Chelsea is not a new one. Fans of the club have heard it too many times before to get excited.

He caught the club's attention last summer when he struck a hat-trick past them in the European Super Cup Final, which was also on deadline day, so Roman Abramovich couldn't do anything about it.

It did mean though that this time last year was full of Falcao-Chelsea rumours, only for by time the transfer window opened in January, nothing happened - with the club looking to sign Demba Ba instead.

Then in May, German newspaper Bild announced a late night exclusive that Jose Mourinho and Falcao had agreed to join Chelsea in the summer. They were half right.

He sealed a mega-money move to AS Monaco instead, where he has predictably continued to excel, scoring nine goals in 13 Ligue 1 games.

And so to the Mirror's story that he could be off to Chelsea this January - It won't be happening.

Real Madrid have been trying their best to unsettle the forward all season, with frequent talk in Spanish newspapers of a huge bid for his services.

This prompted Vadim Vasilyev, right-hand man to Monaco's owner, Dimitry Rybolovlev to tell newspaper Marca straight earlier this month:

"Falcao signed a five-year contract and, if I have to say it 100 times I will, there is no buy-out clause that would facilitate his departure.

"We made a great effort to bring him here and it makes no sense for him to leave, in January, next summer or any other time."

There was also an interesting quote from Monaco boss Claudio Ranieri last month: "If Gareth Bale is €100million then how much is Falcao? He is €200million."

This one is just pure speculation. If there was at least a glimmer of hope that Chelsea or indeed Real Madrid could sign the Colombian, then it could be possible next summer after the striker has had a full year to assess his time in France.

But right now he is playing regularly, is comfortable and in fine form ahead of the World Cup. Why would he want to unsettle all of that months before next summer's tournament?

Rubbish rating: Total rubbish!

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