Jose Mourinho confirms Chelsea want a new striker

Radamel Falcao

Radamel Falcao has been linked with a swift return to the Premier League with Chelsea appearing interested.

Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Chelsea are seeking a new striker this summer as reports regarding Radamel Falcao's future heat up.

The Colombian hit a dry spell at Old Trafford which is not a familiar sight for the people of Manchester who are used to seeing players demonstrate their true potential.

Louis van Gaal will be hopeful that letting Falcao go won't prove to be a mistake, even if he does return to a Premier League rival.

The 29-year-old still has the talent to be one of the world's most deadly strikers even if things didn't work out with Manchester United.

Chelsea have been linked with Falcao by the Daily Mail, but Mourinho has warned that the Colombian is not the only target.

"We have to buy a striker because we want to have three strikers of a good level," Mourinho told the Independent.

"We do not want to have just one [transfer target]. Then you lose a good position on the negotiation table."

Following the departure of club legend Didier Drogba, Chelsea are left with just Diego Costa and Loic Remy in attack.

There is undoubtably a vacancy or two in the champions' forward line, but surely Falcao would want a regular starting spot that would mean sacrificing Diego Costa, who had a terrific debut season in England apart from injuries.

According to the Daily Mail, talks have already been held with Falcao's representatives, with the striker sharing the same agent as Mourinho.

Despite scoring just four times during his loan spell with Manchester United, Mourinho apparently believes he can draw the best from the 29-year-old.

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