How Drogba might help Chelsea complete a deal for Falcao this summer

Chelsea are reportedly hoping to wrap up a deal for the Colombian at the end of the season, how might their former talisman help them sign Falcao?

Jose Mourinho and Radamel Falcao, however you look at it, if Chelsea were able to bring both of those men to the club this summer they would have to be considered serious contenders on all fronts next season.

According to the latest rumours, a deal for the Portuguese manager is all but done, but the speculation about Falcao's future continues, with several big clubs apparently ready to pay the huge fee required for Atletico Madrid to sell him this summer.

One factor in any deal is whether Atletico can sign themselves an adequate replacement, and the latest rumours are linking them with a move for Galatasaray's Burak Yilmaz.

The Turkish striker has been in sensational form this season, scoring eight times in the Champions League to sit second in the top scorer standings, one goal behind Cristiano Ronaldo and level with Lionel Messi.

Chelsea have been linked with Yilmaz in the past, with rumours they had a £21million bid rejected by Galatasaray, but if allowing Atletico a clear run to sign him will make a Falcao deal more likely, then Chelsea will surely step back.

As for Galatasaray, they might just be willing to sell Yilmaz now that they have former Chelsea great Didier Drogba on the books, with the Ivorian able to take on Yilmaz's role at the head of their formation next season.

Yilmaz's agent has already suggested that the striker would be keen to move to Atletico Madrid if the opportunity came up, so Drogba presence at Galatasaray might just be the factor that enables a chain of moves that finishes with Chelsea landing their number one target this summer, with the Ivorian perhaps helping the club finally replace his own input at Stamford Bridge.

image: © Crystian Cruz

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for CHELSEA team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch