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Abramovich Finally Agrees To Ditch Torres & Sign Falcao

By on November 16, 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 are ready to ditch Torres and go for Falcao.

Colombia Radamel Falcao

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is finally ready to give up on £50m flop Fernando Torres and make funds available for the purchase of Radamel Falcao, according to the Daily Mail.

Boss Roberto Di Matteo has been keen to add a new striker to his squad since Didier Drogba left in the summer but Abramovich was adamant Torres was given the chance to prove he was worth the huge sum he spent on him almost two years ago.

However, the Spaniard has continued to struggle for form this season and the Blues owner is now finally prepared to admit defeat and make funds available to sign a new forward with Falcao his number 1 target when the window re-opens.

The 26-year-old is also being tracked by Manchester City and Real Madrid, but has recently reaffirmed his desire to play in the Premier League and hinted at a move to Chelsea:

‘Chelsea are champions of Europe and there is not much more to say than that. Even after winning the Champions League they still go and sign players of the highest quality. Their ambition is clear.

‘I would not be worried about the physical aspect of the Premier League. I have scored goals in Argentina, Portugal and now Spain. I am confident I can adapt my game to any league. I would welcome the challenge of the Premier League.

I was also a big fan of Gianfranco Zola when I was growing up. I have watched the Premier League for a long time. There is so much quality and it is such an exciting league. Of course it is nice to think I might play in it.’

Falcao is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail

With Ateltico Madrid having financial difficulties they will almost certainly be forced to sell the Colombian hitman to the highest bidder, although the striker has a £48m buy-out clause in his contract and the Spanish outfit may hold out for that figure.

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Falcao is believed to be keen on seeing out the remainder of the season with Atletico to ensure they secure Champions League football for next season, and Chelsea are prepared to wait to get their man.

But whether Chelsea manage to get him in January or next summer, his arrival could spell the end of Fernando Torres’ time at Stamford Bridge. Speculation has suggested that Torres may return to his former side Atletico as part of a player-plus-cash deal involving Falcao.

Would you swap Torres for Falcao, or do Chelsea need both?! Get involved in the comments section.

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60 Comments

  1. Chokomoney

    November 16, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    I think we ramadel falcao but we shuld nt sell torres bcos we ar going 2 lose on him,unless athl madrid wants him as part of deal,ask me i say welcome falcao 4 torres i wish him best of luck bcos i stil luv him nd to see him in chelsae jersey

  2. CayWhy

    November 16, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Wit torres’ current form, he’ll b more gud as a supportin striker. So if at all Falcao(or any other striker who knows d position of d opponent’s goal post) is brought in, let him remain to support whoever it mayb. Take a look at the goals we’ve had from mata dis season, most of d goals was assisted by torres. N i bliv he can still do likewise to anyone brought in

    • Onyeze

      November 17, 2012 at 7:43 am

      He shuld go so dat funds wil b free.do u knw hw much he earn?

    • Onyeze

      November 17, 2012 at 7:48 am

      We dn’t want him ooooo,he is a barrier 2 other players.

  3. clndr

    November 17, 2012 at 6:17 am

    the man has the desire 2 join the blues.he’s very wellcome.

  4. Oriyomi

    November 17, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Torres should remain in chelsea bcos we have manchester clubs parading three strikers…..why do we need to dispose him

  5. Promeo

    November 17, 2012 at 6:28 am

    I think Torres should be pair along side falcao. In a
    4-1-3-2 significantly…
    Ivanoic–luiz—terry–Cole
    —- mikel—
    Oscar—–hazard—-mata
    –falcao——Torres–

  6. Nifemi

    November 17, 2012 at 6:40 am

    I think weshould keep hold of Torres & play a 4-1-3-2 formation.
    ivanovic-cahill-terry-cole
    mikel
    oscar – mata – hazard
    falcao-torres
    with this, chelsea rule europe again. Absolutely no doubt!

    • Victor

      November 17, 2012 at 9:05 am

      Do u mean that Ramires should be on the bench

  7. Evans

    November 17, 2012 at 6:57 am

    i think chelsea should ditch out torres n be playing sturridge and falcao upfront……….we still have lucas piazon and lukaku as substitues in d chelsea bench,these 2 guys r hungry for d game but they r nt given d chance because of 50m flop

  8. Faruk ak

    November 17, 2012 at 7:39 am

    Torres cannot do any in chelsea les release him please and buy falcao , william and bring kelvin back from loan

  9. femi jones

    November 17, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Wel i tink we shuld hold on to torres he cn still perform magic lyk dat of d champions league with torres nd falcao we will be as gud as barca let falcao join torres thanks

  10. shillin

    November 17, 2012 at 9:14 am

    it makes no sense to ditch torres out and go for a new striker when u dont have any perfect alternatve. Its good to have a player like falcao but which striker will support him. I bet u if give torres out, falcao will be just like torres.

  11. Odychukwu felix

    November 17, 2012 at 10:17 am

    I think torres whm be gud 4 us bt only be an asisted 2 falcao.torres is gud nd ful of experience than sturriges nd he cn wrk much better wit falcao.

  12. Davidikoyo

    November 17, 2012 at 10:29 am

    I think it will be bizzare ditching Torres.I’d relish his partnership with El Tigre(Falcao).Falcao’s brilliance might sparkle Torres to his peak.UP BLUES

  13. Mshelia Daniel

    November 17, 2012 at 10:42 am

    We dnt need torres agn. Hes given enough chance 2 prove himself bt he failed. Lets sign falcao n bring back lukaku as back up, dts wat we need 4 now. Blues…. 4 lyf.

  14. Success

    November 17, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Torress should be used as a part of deal for Falcao that’s the best option, kudos! to you Abramovich, that’s a wise decision Torress have to go, you can’t be paying two strikers while one is outof form, if he is offerd to Madrid then the Falcao’s tagged price wll be low, than keeping him add Falcao, is a waste of money.

  15. Tayo Daramola

    November 17, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Torres has failed to justified the €50m used to signed him, so we should get falcao and release torres or place him as a second feedle.

  16. sambo

    November 17, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Dnt ditch torres out…let him play alongside wit falco….look at man u..hw many strikes dy have…torres shlud support falco…

  17. Charles

    November 17, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Cfc charman=bruce buck,club directors=ron gourlay&eugene tenenbaum,abravnoich,emenalo wit rdm.all ds talks&contributions frm fans view of points across d global,is it makin any sense to u all?hope so,bco cfc dnt v 2nd team mak it a doubl signins,shuld in case injury ocures. All ds it lift to u to wrk on it,to no d real tng to do,nt ovalookin it,cfc shud datch or do away wit torss,cos even usin as a supotiv cf to facol,it ll stil do d worst,now his our cf,tel me wt he has done,jst plyin agnst us, wasitin oporunities frm mata, osca hazrd,moses,so plyin him wit facol is as gud as notin,bt another ting dar is if really cfc is ready to sign facol or jst mere talk?cos its d mistak made nt evn signin evn 1cf,jst cos of flop cf,many gud cf is on bench ready to ply,lik lucas, marin,bt cos of 50milon wasitd cf torss de re nt plyin.rdm ds grace ur givn to torss is ova dscard him. We v many gud plyers dts on loan,who v d pest, hunger, creativ, activ,evryting dt we re lookin for, look@ lukaku,de brenue, madrid keeper etc,why cnt calback dm frm loan & giv dm d oporunity to prov dm slfs.listen,givn torss more grace to no if he cn rstor bck his form, wuldnt b posble,why cos,its lik his nt yet ready to get his form, so i sujest capturin d signatur of facol,wilam,kilvin,bony wit a gud rb,lb, amf,mf, ll b a vry gud asset to us, rdm stop siding for torss in any away,cos his nt hlpin @all&d isue of u sayin altanativ to facol fails, i dsagree wit u,unless dt u dnt wnt fcol cos of torss,put more step, time, money,knowleg to capture facol signatur,we dnt v any cf,by january

  18. thechelseaNigerianboy

    November 18, 2012 at 6:24 am

    I play and score goals more than torres I wonder why chelsea don’t scout for players in Africa and Nigeria. A torres -falcao swap is not bad. But we need a superb striker like falcao

  19. BLESSING CACO

    November 18, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    D combination of F.Torres and R.Falcao wil boost chelsea’s squad, addition of falcao wil make Torres return to form bcos torres can create assist for falcao and lead chelsea to success both in europe and england. My blood is blue @ B.CACO

  20. Micheal

    November 27, 2012 at 6:45 am

    I tink wht wil shuld do is dat let leav torres now bcs wil dn’t know wht falcao wil brin nd when noise is 2 much on player may cause another tin nd let me gv u example luk back when wil wn’t 2 buyin torres at dat time u wil see dat, wil buy noise not torres nd am aply 2 chairman of chelsea football club not 2 ditch torres bcs he wil stil useful 4us nd let us hv it in our mind dat if wil sell torres we wil not be able to get him back when wil nid him, so my advice to our manager of d club is dat leav torres in chelsea nd buyin falcao to support him nd it wil brin profit 4us tanx.

  21. Qazym

    November 28, 2012 at 5:24 am

    I don’t think it make sense to throw the champion league hero to the wolf just bcos we did not understand his game…… We should make Facao Addition and put Torres in supporting role…… Its cool to pear to deadly striker 1 inform and the other not informed it might ignite sumfin and it’ll be great @ the end….. Do please let Torres stay at least he is a chance creator not Sturrdge that infatuation is worrying playing like PS player where there is no handball where every contact is a fowl so think and think again Torres and Facao men it’ll be like atomic bomb of goals

  22. Oscar gerrard

    December 7, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Should torres and bring falcoa to make their attack strong

  23. Oscar gerrard

    December 7, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Chelsea should keep torres and buy falcoa to make their attack strong

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