Report: Chelsea agree terms with Manchester United flop Radamel Falcao

Jose Mourinho is seemingly adamant he can get the best out of the Colombian striker.

Chelsea are reportedly close to securing a Premier League return for Monaco striker Radamel Falcao after agreeing personal terms.

The Colombian struggled for form and fitness during his loan spell at Manchester United last season, managing just four goals in his 26 appearances but Jose Mourinho appears undeterred by the meagre return and reportedly feels the striker could thrive under his tutelage at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea have agreed financial terms with Falcao but have yet to structure a deal with Monaco, as per the Mirror. The Blues are said to be interested in a loan deal similar to United’s last season but Monaco are pushing for a loan-to-buy agreement as they look to get Falcao off the books permanently to meet financial constraints.

£30 million is the rumoured fee the French club will place on any permanent Falcao transfer but such a figure seems unrealistic given his age and failings in England thus far.

A successful loan spell at Chelsea next season however, could see the South West London club tempted into an outright purchase of the Colombian.

Chelsea have been boosted by knowledge that the 29-year old is willing to take a significant hit on his £265,000-a-week wages as he eyes a move to London and a return to the Premier League and they apparently remain confident of sealing a deal in the coming weeks.

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