Chelsea are in advanced talks to sign Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan, according to reports.
Monaco's Falcao endured a disappointing loan spell at Manchester United last season where he scored just four goals in total.
The Daily Star report that the Blues will give the Colombian another chance in the Premier League, as Jose Mourinho looks to add a third striker to his squad to compete for places up front with Diego Costa and Loic Remy.
Falcao, 29, cost United more than £10m in wages for his loan spell.
Didier Drogba is leaving the club this summer after his contract expired.
A Chelsea source told The Star: "Talks have been going well and Jose is still a big fan of Falcao, despite the difficult time he had at United.
"It looks like the deal is going to happen."
Blues manager Mourinho confirmed last week that he hopes to bring in "two to three" signings this summer, with Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann, Juventus's Paul Pogba and Real Madrid's Raphael Varane all on his wishlist.
Chelsea v Sydney FC player ratings
Chelsea v Sydney FC player ratings
1/14 Petr Cech - 8/10
In what could be his last game as a Chelsea player, the goalkeeper was called into action several times but was never seriously threatened until the 88th minute when he made a top-class stop.
2/14 Cesar Azpilicueta - 6
The full-back brilliantly helped create the space that allowed Remy to score the opener.
3/14 Branislav Ivanovic - 6
The defender proved crucial in maintaining Chelsea’s lead with two last-ditch clearances in the first half.
4/14 John Terry - 6
The Blues skipper made a strong challenge in the second minute of game and did well to clear the danger from Sydney late on.
5/14 Nathan Ake - 6
The left-back made a lovely run in the 23rd minute to create an early chance. He was a threat down the left flank before being replaced at half time.
6/14 Jon Obi Mikel - 6
Looked comfortable in midfield and his work allowed Matic to go further up-field.
7/14 Nemanja Matic - 6
Was freed to get involved in some of Chelsea’s attacks and indeed went for goal in the 11th minute.
8/14 Loic Remy - 8
The Frenchman made up for driving an early shot wide with his stunning opener. He was a constant threat throughout the game and really should have doubled Chelsea’s lead in the second half.
9/14 Jeremie Boga - 6
The French attacking midfielder was quiet early on, but played a role in the opening goal before driving a shot high later.
10/14 Eden Hazard - 8
The Belgian showed why he picked up the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award as he constantly impressed with his skills and fancy footwork although he didn’t get on the score-sheet.
11/14 Diego Costa - 7
The striker twice came close to scoring in the first half and looked sharp and alert until being substituted minutes before the break.
12/14 Ruben Loftus-Cheek - 4
Lasted about 20 minutes before being forced off with an apparent knock, although Mourinho's criticism afterwards suggested there might be more than meets the eye.
13/14 Dominic Solanke - 5
It was a quiet game for the player who scored against Thailand All-Stars and he was brought off eight minutes from time.
14/14 Andreas Christensen - 5
Unleashed a fine shot in the second half which was saved by Sydney’s goalkeeper.
Blues goalkeeper Petr Cech, meanwhile, will reportedly tell the club that he wants to join Arsenal.
The Czech Republic international has one year remaining on his contract, with the Blues hoping to get at least £10m for his services.
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