Radamel Falcao to Chelsea: Former Manchester United striker 'in talks' over swift return to Premier League

United opted not to sign the Colombian on a permanent basis

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Chelsea are reportedly in talks to sign Radamel Falcao.

The Colombian striker spent the season on loan at Manchester United but failed to make much of an impact - scoring just four goals during his time at Old Trafford.

However, that hasn't put Chelsea off - although they will be looking to agree reduced terms.

Falcao, who returned to Monaco when his Manchester United loan expired, currently commands wages of £265,000-a-week. Chelsea are unwilling to pay that much, plus they are reportedly not willing to meet the £43m transfer fee that United were asked to pay to make Falcao's switch to Old Trafford permanent.

Both Falcao and Monaco are understood to be ready to negotiate considering the last 12 months.


The player is currently preparing for the Copa America, where on Friday he said: "I have a few offers, but my agent's looking after it.”

Falcao's agent is Jorge Mendes - who also looks after Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

The Premier League champions are seeking reinforcements after Didier Drogba announced he was departing Stamford Bridge for a second time.