Madrid Demand Torres In Exchange For Falcao

By on November 5, 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, could Chelsea swap Fernando Torres for Radamel Falcao?

Radamel Falcao

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Chelsea may have to offer Fernando Torres back to Athletico Madrid if they are to finally land striker Radamel Falcao, according to the Daily Star.

The European champions have been long linked with the prolific Columbian hitman and were thought to be lining up a £45m bid this January. However, the Star claims that Athletico Madrid would prefer a player swap deal involving Spanish striker Fernando Torres.

Torres scored 91 goals in 243 appearances for the La Liga outfit during a six year stint in Spain before leaving for Liverpool in 2007. After another successful spell at Anfield where he scored 81 goals in 142 games, Torres made a £50m move to Stamford Bridge in 2011.

However, the 28-year-old has failed to settle in London and has struggled to replicate his past form leading to question marks over his futre.

Madrid realise they are going to struggle to hang on to goal-scoring machine Falcao and have been looking at potential replacements, with Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez linked. But as Chelsea prepare to make their interest in Falcao official, Athletico have set their sights on former star Torres and would demand the Spaniard as part of a player-plus-cash deal.

Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain are both monitoring Falcao’s situation but the Blues would be in pole position if they were to offer a ready-made replacement in Torres.

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It would be interesting to see how much Madrid would expect as well as Torres if a deal was discussed  No doubt his stock has fallen dramatically since the Blues forked out £50m for him nearly two years ago, and with Falcao rated at almost the same price, it looks like Abramovich is going to have to sign another sizable cheque if he is to land one of the world’s deadliest strikers this January.

Would Chelsea fans swap Torres + cash for Falcao? Get involved in the comments section.

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  1. edet alex

    November 5, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    As juicy as d offer portends.Chelsea shouldn’t leave d market with only Falcao.There are still a complimentary bargain to be explored.For instance,d magic trios of Mata,Oscar & Hazard.(Make up team B)

  2. Dolly peeh

    November 5, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    hnestly,torres is a gud player bt presently he has lost hs confidence nd we nid a beta strika….bt wen he was at livapul,hw many pple eva tot he wont b on fire 4 chelsea bt wen he cam tinz changed 4 hm…dis same tin apened in d case of shevchenko nd crespo wu were world clas strikas 2 den d qustn is hw ar we sure Falcao is d nasareth 4 chelsea’s situatn…

  3. Tiiwo

    November 5, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Torres has paid his £50 bak wen he score against barca,bcos wit d levl of presure barca subjected chelsea to dey cud stil get a goal @ dat crucial tim,rember 2009,Also @ d final of CL,he was d one dat attack wit d ball b/4 munich player play it to corner wish drogba use to equalized,by virtue of dis he help blue to champ league glory.

  4. Ab aristotle

    November 5, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    We need falcao but let torres stay

  5. BLueMarshall

    November 5, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    we need falcao. Torres can leave he is a dead log now n ma hopes for him has sinked down into d sea. Sorry Nino but u ve to leave. I had to get my heart checked due to disappointments of dis dude in front of goal.

  6. BLueMarshall

    November 5, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    we need falcao. Torres can leave he is a dead log now n ma hopes for him has sinked down into d sea. Sorry Nino but u ve to leave. I had to get my heart checked due to disappointments of dis dude in front of goal. I do not want to get any high blood pressure @ dis tender age.

  7. Oscar

    November 5, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Torres is a gud player bt he has lost hs pace. I wuld love to c hm play wt falcao… Who knws when mr falcao start scoring dt could trip Torres to b in form.

  8. Rrazak

    November 5, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Torres still has something to offer and that is why Athletico Madrid still wants him.Leave him out of the expection for him to score and provide him the services. He will score

  9. Onyedikachukwu okpara

    November 6, 2012 at 1:23 am

    We need falcao and we need torres too..look at man u and man city,they have 4 stirkers in their teams and we only have one stirker & dat is torres,tho we love him but Only one striker is what we need in our team and that is falcao..he can make him to improve his style by challenging him …Two of them can make us to become the best team in the world…

  10. femi jones

    November 6, 2012 at 1:28 am

    Wel as 4 me i wuld lyk to see dem play 2geda on d pitch nd if need him let him go al we want s a gud scorer lyk falcao or cavani

  11. kingbuchi

    November 6, 2012 at 5:16 am

    Wat are we still waiting 4. Let man torres lev us alon. He s d cuse of us dropin frm first plce to second do to his miss miss of goals. Let him go jorry.

  12. Mike Ogiasa

    November 6, 2012 at 5:48 am

    With the way Torres played against Swansea, I think he can move to another club. Honestly I am Torres strongest fan in Nigeria. I never used to be worried about how many goals he scores but liked his work rate which had always helped us. Against Swansea he never helped in any way at all. Even when the goal was looming,Torres was just relaxed upfront till Swansea scored. I think RDM also made a mistake by keeping Torres and replacing Moses at that obvious point when Torres was so glaringly off game.

  13. Hassan

    November 6, 2012 at 7:46 am

    I am one of d strongest fan of Torres,bt i av lost confidence in him due 2 his lazy way of playing.Torres can offer notin bt relegation 2 chelsea.As such,let him fall out i don’t give a damn of where he moves to….plz go go go go!!!

  14. Finlay arita

    November 6, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Bring Falcao and let torres stay. I like 2 see them playing 2gther plz.

  15. emmanuel

    November 6, 2012 at 9:11 am

    With the way things is going i think TORRES is a good player but he have to leave us for a new player should occupy so as to score goals for the team

  16. George

    November 6, 2012 at 9:16 am

    We shld leave world class striker and normal good striker, he will become the best cos world class striker dont perform in our team

  17. Chris matias

    November 6, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Pls let nino stay nd bring anoda world clas strika,so dat both cn tak us 2 anoda level.up blue’s.

  18. Dan

    November 6, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Torres, is very good player, he will comes good fore us,but we stiil needs firepower like remy or anytop striker. Thanks u

  19. bitrus wokgji

    November 6, 2012 at 10:23 am

    2 me i wil lov 2 c falcao play 4 chelsea whether or nt torres is there

  20. David

    November 6, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Its right time we say the right thing, Abramovic, get me Neymar, this is the only person that can form a good partnership with our young players, Neymar is 20, Oscar is 21, Hazard is 21, Mata is 23 Moses is 20, Marko marin is 23, and D.Bruyne is 20, can’t u see if this boys blend together no one can stop them?

  21. Moses

    November 6, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Falcao come torres go

  22. Benjamin

    November 6, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Let chelsea gf chance 2 sturridge lukaku and piazon,i blif in them they will offer us something better

  23. Toskaly

    November 6, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    I w’ld like to see Torres nd Falco play together

  24. Yclef

    November 6, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Pls tel chelsea owner 2 buy facao we nid him,let torres stay he we b inform bak,up chelsea

  25. Abubakar abdulrasheed

    November 6, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    In dis case i like chelsea, to buy a stricker on knowing club outsaid, to 4get about falcow. As we buy torres as a best stricker what do we archive 4 dat. We shoul go out an buy a stricker.

  26. Harold.

    November 6, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    pls let torres go coz has failed to deliver to our expectation.

  27. John

    November 6, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    While we do value Torres reasonably,but if he is needed to be offered plus cash to get Falcao,Chelsea should go ahead and do it without thinking twice and keep sturridge and Lukaku.


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  29. Dada Ayobami Samuel

    November 12, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    To me i want torres to go and so that Facao can come because Torres is not inproving and if any other striker should come to chelsea Torres carrier may be destroyed so i wil want him to go so that he can improve his playing skill because i still like Torres

  30. Dada Ayobami Samuel

    November 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    To me i want torres to go and so that Facao can come because Torres is not inproving and if any other striker should come to chelsea Torres carrier may be destroyed so i wil want him to go so that he can improve.

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