Falcao Agrees Personal Terms Ahead Of £48m Chelsea Move

By on November 13, 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 move a step closer to landing Radamel Falcao.

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Chelsea have moved a step closer to landing Atletico Madrid hitman Radamel Falcao after the player agreed personal terms ahead of a £48m January move, according to Goal.com.

The report claims owner Roman Abramovich instructed club chiefs to tell the Columbian that they will activate the release clause in his Atletico Madrid contract this January, and the striker is believed to have made it clear he wants to join the European champions when the window re-opens.

Goal claim that personal terms have already been agreed on a contract that will make the 26-year-old one of the league highest earners and Chelsea will splash out an incredible €60m (around £48m) to bring him to Stamford Bridge.

As reported on Monday, Premier League champions Manchester City are also showing strong interest but Chelsea have stepped up their efforts and look like they could get their man this winter. Atletico are desperate to keep hold of the player – who has netted 49 goals in just 60 games for the Spanish outfit – but are powerless if a club activates his buyout clause.

The deal is thought to be complex due to third-party ownership issues, with agent Jorge Mendes part of a group of investors that own a stake in Falcao, but Chelsea are confident they can complete the transfer this January.

Roberto Di Matteo see’s the former Porto man as the final piece of the puzzle and his arrival will throw fresh doubt over the futures of Fernando Torres and Daniel Sturridge.

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While the validity of Goal.com as a source has been questioned in the past, there is little doubt that Chelsea hold a serious interest in the Columbian striker. Claiming that the club has already agreed personal terms in a bold move by Goal, but as is the case with many deals these days, meetings happen months in advance of a transfer being completed and it wouldn’t surprise anyone if the Blues had already discussed financial packages with the player.

One things for sure, if Falcao does move to West London in January Chelsea have got themselves one hell of a player and Premier League defenders will be having some sleepless nights.

Are Chelsea fans excited by the proposed arrival of Falcao? Get involved in the comments section.

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68 Comments

  1. Rufa'i auwalu

    November 13, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    why chelsea go and buy marin and RDM no watn use with him as he is top class 4 wender bramen and he captain in old club but now you want wested ur money like lukaku.

  2. clndr

    November 13, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    yes we need a very gud finisher and strong
    plus lukaku back.then those bashing mikel hv
    no idear what football is.

    • oscar

      November 14, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      CLNDR, if u are talking rubbish against mikel obi then u are very stupid……. Do u know the role of mikel in chelsea ? Ask urself why he plays every match for his club……, UP BLUES !!!!!!!!!!! FOR LIFE!!!!!

      • Koblavi

        November 17, 2012 at 2:02 pm

        I don’t think Mikel is good enough to play for Chelsea. He got the size but he is not skill enough with the ball. He doesn’t no one to threaten him for his position yet reason why RDM keeps using him.

  3. Rufa'i auwalu

    November 13, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    you dont no oscer as you play him again juventuse that’s why now you give him oportunity to paly 4 every game so now we want you to give marin oportunity to play well like oscer mata marin you should see what will happing.

  4. GENESIS AKURE NIG

    November 13, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Pls bring us falcao pls pls & pls den try maco marin @ list one or two game pls don’t wast this guy den in january transfer window pls give us this 3 players Falcao,William, anϑ Feliani we will rule the world..up Chelseeeaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  5. Michael

    November 13, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Yea am very happy 2 hear that chealsea are making a move for falcao.please make it a dream come true 4 me and my co.fans

  6. Michael

    November 13, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Yea am very happy 2 hear that chelsea are making a move for falcao.please make it a dream come true 4 me and my co.fans

  7. Daniel magbo

    November 13, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Falcao is good but i think roman should go to sout america to get 2 or 3 strikers with that money he want to spend on falcao becuse he might fell us the way torres did.pls we need melin for the team up chelsea,up roman,up rdm.

  8. Edo

    November 13, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    I will believe it when it happens
    Up cFc !!

  9. Amirudden

    November 13, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Falcao z a gud striker quiet alrt bt d question is, z he hungry 4 goals d way suarez is?

  10. enoch

    November 13, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    south america contains a lot of strikers to fit de style of chelsea soccer now just as falcao does.lets make haste b4 m.city grabs him.fellaini is olso very important 2 me now grab him too

  11. Musonera evariste

    November 14, 2012 at 3:52 am

    I need Falcao & neymar only to be strikers of Chelsea fc.

  12. Shanshy

    November 14, 2012 at 4:24 am

    Chelsea dont hv need for a Falcao but instead use de money and buy midfielders like Fellaini and Paulinho 2 help in de rotation of de players.RDM shld also try and use Moses and Marin effectively.
    RDM shld also instruct de team to draw a line of 1-4-1-4 4mation wen defending cos their defending lapses is a serious treat to their title challenges dis season and de way they lose possession is also greatly alarming and RDM must not sit super glued on de bench not knowing he shld stand up and give instructions to de players wen going astray even great coaches do stand 4 over 90 minutes shouting instruction to de players.So if RDM continue to super glue himself on de bench,i will subscribe to Mr Abrahamovic to call de immediate attention of Guadiola to take de reigns at de Bridge

  13. Shanshy

    November 14, 2012 at 4:33 am

    Chelsea dont hv need for a Falcao but instead use de money and buy midfielders like Fellaini and Paulinho 2 help in de rotation of de players.RDM shld also try and use Moses and Marin effectively.
    RDM shld also instruct de team to draw a line of 1-4-1-4 4mation wen defending cos their defending lapses is a serious treat to their title challenges dis season and de way they lose possession is also greatly alarming and RDM must not sit super glued on de bench not knowing he shld stand up and give instructions to de players wen going astray even great coaches do stand 4 over 90 minutes shouting instruction to de players.So if RDM continue to super glue himself on de bench,i will subscribe to Mr Abrahamovic to call de immediate attention of Guadiola to take de reigns at de Bridge.Pls,in all,Neymar/fellaini or Fellaini/Paulinho will be great addition 2 Chelsea while also putting finances into consideration

  14. Ben etaroghene

    November 14, 2012 at 6:25 am

    Is a good one 4 chelsea.falcao u re well come

  15. Ebutex udesco

    November 14, 2012 at 7:16 am

    That’s a nice decision with falcao we will burst our team and also with the interest on luwandowski,willian.I think betrend is not the right man at the left back.We should get at least two more defenders one central and one left back to burst our team. Big thanks to our big spender(Roman abramovic) the bluesss

  16. Yahaya Aliyu Fulani

    November 14, 2012 at 8:40 am

    up up up Roman,up up up RDM,up up up chelsea,ples falcao z a gud option in d chelsea team get 4 us,nd next u go 4 unknwn young strs playas whom ar hungry 2 play

  17. Charles Elphick

    November 14, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Excited? I think torres should leave and make the deal cheaper……but i also think team rotation in regards to marin ect needs to be implicated but this could be a exactly what the team needs to become the best. As a die hard fan…..these could be exciting times!

  18. Okwara Charlesrick

    November 14, 2012 at 11:03 am

    We have just two major problems at chelsea right now… TORRES AND DI MATTEO!! Torres is useless most times and Di Matteo will still allow him even when there are better players like Moses. Get Falcao if necessary and Winifried bony, that guy is wonderful. DI MATTEO PLS PLAY MARIN OOOOOO!!! MUGU! Up My 9ja guys! Up chelsea

  19. trey

    November 14, 2012 at 11:58 am

    We need falcao he is the front strength for chelsea this january tranfer window he will put doubt in the premire league clubs cuz the know that chelsea is 100% now stronger than barcelona .oscar,hazard and matta well get more strength now knowing now that the have superb finisher like falcao .

  20. Joseph

    November 14, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Lets use Torres in finalising deal 2 make it cheaper. Tell dat man(RDM) 2 play Marko marin and Mosses consistently. I hate RDM cos he dodsnt affect our games positively via changes making. Gourdiola i go 4

  21. Ajisafe Dayo

    November 14, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    So we said with Torres, we wud kill and maim clubs but at last nko? Hmmmmmmm, im afraid o!

  22. Gary

    November 14, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Chelsea won’t buy him. They have just started meeting FFP regulations and are after younger players that will stay longterm.

  23. Rick Gilhome

    November 14, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Chelsea should sign Fellaini.
    At least he is proven in the EPL.

  24. 4phuphu

    November 14, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    facao is one of d best strikers in d world.chelsea should continue d biding n sign him. am also looking at d side oh WILLIAM,chelsea should liv dat4 now. we have d likes of osca hazard,moses n marin as d attaking midfida.up facaoooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!! up bluesssssssssssssssssss

  25. Rick Gilhome

    November 14, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Swap Torres for Fellaini.

  26. sirdam

    November 14, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    we need falcao and also bring me williams …. i promise as soon as we get diz players chelsea will be something else..(fire)

  27. Charles

    November 17, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Honestly,if cfc no,dt torss ll dsgrace us ds way,we culd v use dt 50milon go gt gud hit men, gud plyers dn frm suth america, now ds dsapointment is a vry vital lesson to us.in cfc we v jst 3pin piontd problms whic re: torss, rdm & abromvich,torss is so stupid in d sense dt his playin aginst us, RDM is confused,in d sense dt he no wt to do,bt he dose it@d wrng time, eg,torss was plyin agnst us,& we re losin,insted of sub him wit sturridge,on time,he dose it @ die mint,nt futrin marko marin&otha gud plyres dt we v on bench who ll gv u wt u wnt,b wise&roman yes evrybody no dt ur d owner of cfc,bt nt d boss,u shud learn how to giv free hand to team boss,nt by telin him whom u wnts him to ply,dts nt gud,dars wt we call divison of labor in al feild,includin ur xcutives shud b warnd,do ur job,d boss does his,look @ otha clubs freedom to d boss,if dt u listns to d boss dn in cfc,ds torss stuipidty wuldnt hapn,bt u dose it cos ur in charge,now its tellin on u,by dsapointin u,so u shud let d boss rule in his own side,d onlytng u rman shud b afta is winin rturns frm his employer,so rman take note.bt rdm,plz as ur futurin mata,osca,harzd,do future marin wit lucas&bertrand is nt all dt gud in dt his wing,look for a gud lb dt plys bot legs dn him,dt rturns whn he ovalaps,wit a gud rb,amf, mf, mikel,remy re gud,bt stil go captur facol,wilam,bony.felani ds comin transfar,dnt manuplate it,jst mak ds signins a dream come true. Bt hope u no,dt cfc dnt v any 2nd 11? Dn sign ur plyers doubl shud incase injury ocurs,plz start to futur marin 4 us. we re west african cfc fans. 4liv…cfc

  28. kelechi nwachukwu

    November 19, 2012 at 10:50 am

    yes we need falcao + one more attacker to enjoy victory always. we need all the trophies remaining to show we are the european champions

  29. Chukwuebuka ohuakanwa

    November 22, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Chelsea will b a great team if dey sell tores and buy d world best striker Radamel Falcao

  30. Chukwuebuka ohuakanwa

    November 22, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Let our new coach feature marin up Roman up bluessssssssss

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