Radamel Falcao to Chelsea: Jose Mourinho lets the cat out of the bag as he appears to confirm interest in former Manchester United striker

United elected not to sign Falcao at the end of his loan deal but Chelsea look set to bring him back to the Premier League

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Jose Mourinho has let the cat out of the bag after appearing to confirm Chelsea's interest in Manchester United flop Radamel Falcao.

The striker is currently on Copa America duty with Colombia, having left United at the end of the Premier League season having scored just four goals during his season-long loan spell. Having returned to Monaco with doubts over whether he still has the quality that earmarked him out as one of the most lethal finishers in Europe before he suffered a serious knee injury.

But despite United not taking up the £43.2m option to sign Falcao permanently, Chelsea look set to swoop in a bid to replace Didier Drogba, and Mourinho appears to have confirmed the news by admitting he wants to show the true Falcao to the Premier League.


“If I can help Falcao reach his level again, I will do it,” Mourinho said on South American broadcasters DirecTV Sports on Wednesday. “It hurts me that people in England think that the real Falcao is the one we saw at Manchester United.”

Radamel Falcao celebrates a goal for Colombia

29-year-old Falcao is likely to leave Monaco this season, with the Ligue 1 outfit willing to lower their fee in a bid to offload the Colombia international.

Two players at Stamford Bridge that have been linked with an exit this summer are Oscar and Juan Cuadrado, and while Mourinho didn’t address the reports that claim the Brazilian could be heading to Inter Milan this summer, he did have a prediction for the future of Falcao’s Colombian team-mate.

Falcao is believed to be in talks with Chelsea

“Cuadrado is not going anywhere this summer,” confirmed Mourinho after reports suggested his former club Fiorentina could look to re-sign him.