Chelsea To Miss Out On £46m Falcao?

By on October 22, 2012

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Chelsea face stiff competition for the signature of Falcao.

Radamel Falcao

(Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Chelsea could miss out on Radamel Falcao with Manchester City ready to match the Blues £46m move for the Atletico Madrid striker, according to the Daily Mail.

The striker has become the hottest property in Europe after netting 12 goals in his first eight games for Madrid this season. His latest strike was a stunning last minute free-kick to see-off Real Sociedad on Sunday to move Atletico level with Barcelona at the top of the La Liga table.

Falcao netted a hat-trick against Chelsea in the European Super Cup earlier this season and the Blues are ready to trigger the players release clause with a £46m bid as they look to add another striker to their ranks.

However, the European champions will face stiff competition for the 26-year-old’s signature after Manchester City’s chief scout Carlo Cancellieri revealed the Premiership champions are also tracking the striker.

Cancellieri was quizzed about City’s reported interest in Stevan Jovetic but he all-but ruled out a move for the Fiorentina forward, insisting it was Falcao that the club are interested in and he has already held talks with boss Roberto Mancini about signing the Columbian hitman.

‘He [Jovetic] is an interesting player, he has quality. But in attack City are already good, we’re happy with Tevez, Aguero and Balotelli,’

‘Moreover, I believe that our players are better than Jovetic. He is a very good player, but he is not one who could make a difference such as Falcao.

‘I spoke about him in recent days with Mancini. If we were to take a player in January, we should take Falcao. He is an important player, the only one who could make us take the leap.’

Cancellieri is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich remains confident he can lure Falcao to Stamford Bridge and will battle City all the way the prolific striker, despite the champions financial clout.

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32 Comments

  1. A c

    October 22, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    If he comes to England… He ll come to Chelsea, not city! All they do is let other teams do the scouting and then they come in and try to high jack the deal! Yes they won the lg, but theyve taken a step bk. dzeckos saved there ass a couple times this season against some trash opponents so far. Falcao will be a CFC player if he does come to england

  2. Truth

    October 22, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Wlcm to CFC facao

  3. Ben

    October 22, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Falcao. Hazard. .mata . Oscar. E. ! Ramires. Mikel.

  4. John

    October 22, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    With Fakcao playing for Chelsea it would be deadly for other opponents to confront Chelsea. With the kind of attacking midfielders in Chelsea presently it’ll be too hot.Chelsea go! go for Falcao!!!

  5. Michael O. Okafor

    October 22, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Falcao is the missing player that chelsea need. Chelsea go for falcao….. Up Chelsea!

  6. Ben capable

    October 22, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    I know that chelsea will surely get him, what mancini is sayinq is jex rubbish. Bcus facao has hitted that if he wants to leave athletico madrid for any europe club is gonna be CHELSEAFC. Up chelsea.

  7. Gary

    October 22, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    I cannot see Falcao joining Chelsea or City. Falcao is 27 in Feb. That’s just 3 years before turning 30. Most players slow down after 30, that’s why Chelsea have enforced 1 year contracts with over 30 players like Lampard and Cole. Whether you are Chelsea or City 46M is too much for a 3 year deal. It is better to go for a player who is 20 and can give you 10 years service like Chelsea did with Hazard and Oscar. Financial Fair Play rules are about to hit and Chelsea is just surviving while City is in deep water. FFP allows clubs to spread the cost of a player over the years he is with them; so the way to reduce your FFP footprint is to buy players that stay many years; this means buying as young as possible. Chelsea is doing this and should stick to it.

    • terry lynch

      October 22, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      drogba was 26 when he arrived and he didn’t do too badly did he?

      • AMBEI MOSES CHU

        October 26, 2012 at 11:52 am

        WE NEED THIS GUY FOR SURE,WITH HIM,OUR BLUE TEAM WILL HAVE HIGHER CHANCES OF WINNING MORE TROPHY’S PLEASE BOSS BRING THIS GUY AT ANY COST

  8. prince diho amakor

    October 22, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    falcao is best fitted 4 d blues, bcos if he goes to m.city, i dnt even tink dia would b more playing time 4 him due to the numerous attackas n finishers city have. So goin to city might b a HUGE MISTAKE for him

  9. Chidi Peter

    October 22, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Falcao said why everyone is talking about Real & Berca while Chelsea is the European Champions that shows his amdiration for European Champions Chelsea and again showed his love for EPL by saying is the best league and more dificult to win. So, Mancini and co are try to pass cow head through a nidle hole wich i called impossible, they seems to have gotten rid of Edin Dzeko but forgot that he is the Man who scored the equaliser before Aguro gave them EPL last season from added time, again have save them three times this season. Greedy Mancini overlooked his over crowed mid field and went and pack another mid fileders, they seems to be poor than the old mid fielders.

    • Darren (Living in London)

      October 23, 2012 at 2:29 pm

      What is this nonsense??? Chelsea finished 25 thats right 25 points behind City last season and only won th CL because Harry Potter/a witch doctor or god himself was playing in defence when you played Barca & BM…. This is a race and not a sprint so lets see who is the top of the tree in 30 more league games and who Falcao ends up at. Frankly City will win the league with or without Falcao! We are unbeaten and have not even hit our peak yet… there is only one way Chelsea will go next and thats dropping points and that includes 3 on the afternoon of 25th November 2012…

  10. Chidi Peter

    October 22, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Falcao said why everyone is talking about Real & Berca while Chelsea are the European Champions that shows his amdiration for the European Champions Chelsea and again showed his love for EPL by saying is the best league and more dificult to win. So, Mancini and co are try to pass cow head through a nidle hole wich i called impossible, they seems to have gotten rid of Edin Dzeko but forgot that he was the Man who scored the equaliser before Aguro gave them EPL last season from added time, again had saved them three times this season. Greedy Mancini overlooked his over crowed mid field and went and pack another mid fileders, they seems to be poor than last season. Lol.

  11. Edson Phiri

    October 22, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Falcao wil 4 sure sign 4 chelsea! Man city got more than enough strikers, bt thy cnt integrate them accordingly!

  12. Angelsammy

    October 22, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Falcao wl surely make it to cfc. He’s the right man 4 us now. Up cfc

  13. kingbuchi

    October 22, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Falcao for CFC. D man to kill all prem leag defenc and insult keeper as he wells wit d lik of mata, hazard, oscar and my broda mikel. I pity our opponents. Up bluez.

  14. Daniel Nsor

    October 22, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Yessss oooooohhh! I cnt wait 2 see Falcao on blue.Go Chelsea Go!!!

  15. gooddy

    October 22, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    cfc hav made up their minds facao nd nt even macini can change dat. I can see him already in a blue shirt, cant u guys see him 2?

  16. A.U.

    October 22, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    He was the right player to get a little over a year ago when CFC could have paid 35m for him instead of the 50m paid for Torres and he is STILL the right player to get TODAY at 46m. Hopefully there are players in the reserves and “B” team that are being looked at to back up Bertrand at LB next season and someone to backup Oscar as he takes the departing Lamps position. Never too soon to plan ahead. Busquets? A definite maybe!!! Sergio R for CB? Again can one be found within the ranks of young players? The trajectory is up, the mood is great, the wins are rolling in but it is early yet. If this team is still UNBEATEN in the league by the end of NOV/mid DEC, it will be hard for the rest of the potential contenders to wrestle the league crown from CFC.

  17. experience

    October 22, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    falcao is d main man 4 cfc man city is a greedy club dat is y they are not progressin . D january name chelseafalcao no falcao , no january transfer

  18. experience

    October 22, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    falcao is d main man 4 cfc man city is a greedy club

  19. Bob

    October 22, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Hahahahahaha you idiots say man city won’t get him. If they want him they will get him and you will have to stick with 50million Torres. What a buy he was

  20. Olaniran Babatunde

    October 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    It really becomes disturbing how selfish fans think and talk about other club stars. Since they came to limelight, we have not seen any player who is been trailed by any club in Europe because they don’t patience to groom quality player. A club grooms Facao! Why can’t you too groom your own star and stop being myopic by inciting Facao to leave his club. If any club is trailing Hazard, Oscar or Mata, will you be happy? Stop being myopic!

    • Franknelly

      October 22, 2012 at 11:27 pm

      I guess you should stop being sentimental

  21. Umeh Chibuike

    October 22, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Plz Chelsea, i want you to train Patrick Bamford, he is terific, let him take over from Falcao when he will be retiring

  22. Franknelly

    October 22, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Radamel is an awesome player, so he would fit in well in an awesome club ” CHELSEA FOOTBALL CLUB”

  23. Onyedikachukwu okpara

    October 23, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Falcao is chelsea man.. Man cit is not a team and man cit heve 4 strikers so chelsea heve only one man falcao come to chelsea and play your football and enjoy life wt hazard mata oscao mike moses marin liz up barca up messi

  24. Joshua

    October 23, 2012 at 8:31 am

    With Radamel falcao, i think chelsea are ready to match up to 3 victory titles this season which include; CHAMPION LEAGUE, FA CUP And PRIMIER LEAGUE TITLE. The Blues!!! For life

  25. Joshua

    October 23, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Falcao is the right player for chelsea

  26. Muhammed

    October 23, 2012 at 10:19 am

    May God fufil our dream of buying falcao.{AMEN}.

  27. D Voice of Man is da Voice of God

    October 23, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Chelsea or Man.City, let everybody (CLUB) bide Fø̲̣̣я̅ him, no problem about dat, him himself know where is good 4him. Or if is you is FALCAO, will you go τ̲̅ǿ a CLUB dat U wouldn’t be able 2shine??? Bcos, you know, U wouldn’t be getin enough playing time, due too, a lot of striker dat as better as you are, are their. For that, you want 2add more strenght more skills, if U don’t catch injuri, injuri will catch you by force & you never can tell how month you will be OUT.. Now, what about geting a Trophy? You will want 2go τ̲̅ǿ †ђξ CLUB dat can & will give you dat, exccept, you have love for money,then, you can forgo Trophy,Name & becoming a Lengend…… So ♏Ɣ ÐΕ̲̣̣̣̥A̶̲̥̅я̩̥̊ fan’s all Over d world, leave him, let him choose 4himself. Don’t come here & start insulting yourself, all what we can do, is τ̲̅ǿ advice him, So mine Advice 4him is 2go to CHELSEA FC, if he get 2know about this site, that’s d place he can get Trophy,Name,Lengend & even Money…. Man. City, he will get Money only……. Up Chelsea, d Sky is Blue, I remain Loyal & Faithful

  28. christian

    October 23, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    if chelsea should miss falcao that means i will neva be a chelsea fan again.cuz torres is not a player rada a faller,since we miss drogba the only person we need known 2 make chelsea untop is falcao chelsea manager and Di matteo should be careful nd ready 2 swap falcao for torres

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