Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is convinced he is the man to return Radamel Falcao to his best form and is the 'driving force' behind a deal to sign the striker.
Falcao suffered a torrid season on loan at Manchester United last season, scoring just four goals and adding four assists.
He started only 17 matches in all competitions and struggled to break into the starting line-up in 2015. United had an option to sign the 29-year-old on a permanent deal after the end of the loan spell but decided not to take it.
According to Goal UK, Mourinho is extremely keen on the striker, and believes he can return him back to his best.
Where could Radamel Falcao end up?
Where could Radamel Falcao end up?
His parent club just about managed to squeeze into third place in Ligue 1 this season, securing another year of Champions League football. After paying about €60m for him in 2013 (and only getting 22 matches out of him) Monaco will want to recoup some of that but could find it tough. With no club likely to stump up such a fee, Falcao could be back in red and white soon.
Jose Mourinho and Roman Abramovich are long-term admirers of the striker and are actively seeking another striker after Didier Drogba announced his intention to leave for more football. Diego Costa is clearly and Falcao could try and regain his form in a reserve role. He could provide a very useful reserve option when Chelsea look to defend their Premier League title next season.
Were in the race to sign the striker last summer before he chose a move to Old Trafford. The failings of Liverpool's strikers this season are well documented but with Brendan Rodgers' side not in the Champions League next season it would be hard to attract a player of Falcao's reputation, despite his poor form.
4/9 Real Madrid
The Spanish giants will always be attracted to stellar names, especially the kind with Falcao's reputation who will be a big marketing attraction in South America. Javier Hernandez is making his way back to Manchester United and Real Madrid's next manager will need another option behind Karim Benzema.
5/9 Paris Saint-Germain
One of the few clubs who could spend really big on the Colombian, a possible move is linked with the future of Edinson Cavani. The Uruguayan is reported to be unhappy in Paris and if he goes - Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea have been linked - Laurent Blanc will need someone to partner Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
6/9 Manchester City
City look set for an overhaul after a trophyless season, with around 10 players reported to be heading for the exit. Falcao's capture has echoes of Carlos Tevez's move a couple of years ago, but after signing Wilfried Bony to provide back-up for Sergio Aguero, City have priorities elsewhere (or at least they should).
7/9 Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane has enjoyed a breakout season but beyond the young England star options up top for Mauricio Pochettino are very thing. Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado should have no future at the club but Kane needs rest - he looked tired at the end of the season and managed just two goals in his final eight matches. Like Liverpool, Spurs are out of the Champions League, but players are attracted to London.
With two thirds of a treble complete this Juventus side doesn't have any glaring weaknesses but a number of their star players are already being linked with moves away this summer. Falcao is yet to test himself in Italy and should Carlos Tevez return to Argentina would become the figurehead of a new look side.
9/9 Manchester United
They won't, will they? Just because Manchester United turned down his option, don't be surprised if they were looking into a cut-price move. United would be sick if he went on to score bags of goals elsewhere after a season of slowly finding his way back to fitness. Manchester United fans seemed to take to him and Louis van Gaal has praised his effort all season.
Falcao wants to stay in the Premier League and is desperate to push through a move to Chelsea, before Colombia start their Copa America campaign on 14 June, according to the Daily Telegraph.
The striker, who will captain Colombia at the tournament, is happy to take a pay cut to move to Stamford Bridge, with Monaco open to a loan move or a permanent transfer.
His high wages mean that Monaco will not comply with Financial Fair Play regulations; Monaco could also look to take a player in exchange.
With Didier Drogba no longer a Chelsea player and both Diego Costa and Loic Remy injury-prone, Mourinho wants a third striker to maintain his assault on the Premier League and in Europe.
The Portuguese believes Falcao could return to top form now that he is acclimatised to the Premier League and has had a relatively injury-free year.
Chelsea already have a Colombian in the squad, Juan Cuadrado, who gets on well with the striker from their time in the national team.
Falcao arrived at Old Trafford with a record of 156 goals in 200 appearances.
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