James Olley, Chief Football Correspondent for the London Evening Standard, explains Radamel Falcao's wages will be a stumbling block in any deal.
Falcao suffered a poor season at Manchester United, scoring only four goals with many questions asked about his fitness. Despite his impressive record at Atlético Madrid (52 goals in 68 league appearances), the Colombian striker represents a huge risk with his £265,000/week wage bill.
Chelsea have expressed some interest in the 29-year old but are not prepared to pay Falcao more than their highest-paid player Eden Hazard, who is on £200,000/week. Liverpool are also in the market for a striker but it is unlikely the Anfield club can afford to take such an expensive risk.Reuse content