Chelsea have long been linked with a move for Colombian front-man Radamel Falcao. Despite only recently signing for Monaco, in what was something of a left-field transfer last summer, Jose Mourinho’s men have been tipped to bring him to London at the end of the current campaign.
Monaco’s vice-president Vadim Vasilyev moved to quash those rumours earlier this month. But the latest stories emanating from France suggest Falcao could have a new strike-partner next season…or should that be a replacement?
Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo has picked up on French reports claiming the free-spending Ligue 1 side have a new "objective" – to sign Atletico Madrid’s man-of-the-moment Diego Costa.
Costa has himself been linked with both Chelsea and Arsenal in recent weeks, and while a move in January is completely out of the question given the La Liga side’s current form, a summer switch could be possible if his £32million release-clause is paid.