Chelsea Risk Losing Falcao As Mancini Meets With £45m-Rated Striker’s Agent

By on November 12, 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, more on the future of Radamel Falcao.

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Chelsea could be set to lose out on long-term target Radamel Falcao after Manchester City stepped up their interest in the player, according to the Telegraph.

The report claims that City boss Roberto Mancini recently held talks with the strikers representative in Madrid to try and persuade him to shun the advances of Chelsea and Real Madrid and move to the Etihad Stadium next summer.

Falcao has been in stunning form this season for Atletico Madrid and has scored an incredible 49 goals in his 60 games for the La Liga side since moving from Porto in 2011.

Chelsea have been strongly linked with a move for the 26-year-old but it seems City are working hard to beat their Premier League rivals to his signature and the Telegraph are reporting that Mancini has met with the strikers agent Jorge Mendes on more than one occasion to try and thrash out a deal.

The £45m-rated hitman is said to want £5m per season after tax, which City could match, but Mancini will have to offload one of his big earning strikers before a deal can be concluded with Eden Dzeko and Mario Balotelli most likely to be moved on.

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Chelsea won’t give up on their No.1 transfer target without a fight though and may be prepared to offer Atletico Fernando Torres as a ready-made replacement in a player-plus-cash deal in order to trump City, with owner Roman Abramovich so far reluctant to match Falcao’s £45m asking price.

Would Chelsea or City fans welcome the signing of Falcao? Get involved in the comments section.

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19 Comments

  1. BRIAN

    November 12, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    im a ninkonpoop with a plastic hammer

  2. Chidi Peter

    November 12, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Ridiculouse, greedy Mancini would offload four time match winner Edin Dzeko this season and super Mario for another super man worth of a lot of money.

  3. christian

    November 12, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    chelsea should not live falcao dat’s my own comment. Lets offload torres 4 christ sake,he cant gv us what we want, just try 2 undastnd me falcao wil be like barca messi in chelsea ok just watch d combination of this dangerouz players oscar,hazard.mata and falcao dats exellent combination my lovely club(chelsea).Lets be wise b4 we regrat,a word is a nough for the wise we are more than 48m gv it out and get the colombian striker he is the best for nown.

  4. Cfcclw12

    November 12, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Chelsea should go for dzeko goal scorer and a lot cheaper than falcao, or damiao, huntlaar or lorente so much cheaper

  5. VINCENT AKINBOBOYE

    November 12, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    No doubts thesame reason why Hazard dumped Man.city would occur agn. Now look at d lad shining in chelsea. Falcao is coming 2 stamford bridge no doubts

  6. ekele dickson

    November 12, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Chelsea squad is d bst in England 4 now but Torres is a virus sel him and buy falcao bf man city come. Delay is dangerous but loan legend drogbs til jan.

  7. Richard Tommy

    November 13, 2012 at 4:30 am

    Drogba may not want to accept CHELSEA’S LOAN option cuz he doesn’t want to fault his reputation at the bridge. Again, it was out of CHELSEA’S slow reaction that made FALCAO to go to ATLETICO MADRID n AGUERO joined CITY yet they have not learnt a lesson from that. I earnestly pray that they should be proactive this time around and bagain for TORRES + CASH transaction with ATHLETICO MADRID before it’s too late. My regards to all BLUE BLOODED Chelsea fans including my colleague CHIBUEZE ODIRICHUKWU. TOMMY from RUMUODARA, PHC.

  8. Ab aristotle

    November 13, 2012 at 5:05 am

    Go get falcao,i want him at all cost he is d best 4 now

  9. Sadiq

    November 13, 2012 at 5:18 am

    I think is beta we go for dzeko a goal machine dat is cheapear falcao is too cost and he may even be like torres

  10. L. Kafi

    November 13, 2012 at 5:25 am

    Go get falcao, torres + cash is beta 4 a hit man of d century, chelsea al d way

  11. Joshua

    November 13, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Dnt have much to say. If Roman Abrahamovic misses falcao after the january transfer window, he’ll miss both the champions’ league and the primier league to his hot rivals, which isnt his desire.

  12. Joshua

    November 13, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Dnt have much to say. If Roman Abrahamovic misses falcao after the january transfer window, he’ll loose both the champions’ league and the primier league to his hot rivals, which isnt his desire.

  13. D.great usha

    November 13, 2012 at 5:52 am

    Falcoa is coming 2 chelsea because he went 2 atl.mdrid last summer 2 replaced aguero or forland,now he nos in city d like of aguero,tavez,balatoli nd dzeko ar dea. Hs chance of play wil be litle.

  14. Yusuf Tunde

    November 13, 2012 at 6:02 am

    Chelsea should go 4 Brony, Drogba replacement. Brony cost less and is a goal marchant. Big money dnt good 4 chelsea alway tink about d age. Brony is 23 years why falcao is 26 years, wil need a player who can play 4 chelsea for 10 years

  15. J.fysh

    November 13, 2012 at 6:41 am

    Get falcao = get trophies!….loose falcao = loose trophies!! Cos, no falcao = no party!!!

  16. John

    November 13, 2012 at 7:16 am

    I think it’s better to offload Torres whether for 25,20 or even for 15 million pounds and get Falcao,retain Sturridge and Lukaku,or one of them added to Falcao. In business it’s all about profit and loss in Torres biz, Chelsea lost and we cannot change that fact. Get over it, Torres can never be Torres of old again and he is not even on average level at moment,yes he is better than last year but he is not good enough to be the main striker for a top club that is competing for trophies,and that is the honest truth!

  17. A-Square

    November 13, 2012 at 7:55 am

    R. Falcao is the best replacement for Drogba dat Chelsea wd hv go 4. Chelsea needs lively striker not a wooden one, but if Chelsea knows that they will not be able to get Falcao, let them enter loan with the Chines to get back Drogba at least for a season. My regard to all Chelsea fans especially Bonanza,Brila fm.analyst.

  18. Yakubu

    November 13, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Chelsea manager nd roman u people are mad if u can loose a striker like falcao nd torres is exhausted let leave him, pls i am begging sign falcao 4 us cos we fan we fil smetin bad if a striker can play 4 game in a row wt out a goal i tink dat is nonsense.

  19. christ martine

    November 13, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    We need falcao bcos torres is minus 1 pls our our boss help us to signe him and give out torres he is not a striker at all

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