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Caminero: Falcao Won’t Be Sold To Chelsea

Chelsea have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Radamel Falcao after Atletico Madrid’s sporting director ruled out selling the star striker this summer.

Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Chelsea have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Radamel Falcao.

Radamel Falcao

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Chelsea have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Radamel Falcao after Atletico Madrid ruled out selling the striker, according to the Daily Mail.

The Mail claim that the European champions have identified Falcao as a key summer recruit as the Blues look to find a replacement for Dider Drogba, who left the club on a free transfer this summer.

Falcao has proven to be one of Europe’s deadliest strikers in recent seasons and bagged 36 goals in 50 appearances during his first year at Madrid last season, helping the Spaniards win the Europa League.

Atletico have financial problems at present and it had been suggested the club could sell their prized asset to raise some much-needed funds. However, the clubs sporting director Jose Luis Caminero has ruled out the sale of Falcao this summer, claiming the Colombian will remain at Madrid.

When quizzed about reported interest in his player, Caminero is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail:

‘Falcao will remain at Atletico Madrid and any talk of an exit is misplaced. The club has very clear ideas on this,’

‘The striker will remain with us next season and we are not considering any other possibility.

FT Verdict

Falcao would be a superb signing for Chelsea but it’s understandable why Atletico are keen to hang on to him. His goal record is unbelievable and I’d love to see if he could cut it in the Premier League.

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However, it seems we’ll have to wait a little while longer to find out as a move this summer doesn’t look likely. I think a move for Hulk is more plausible, despite Porto’s unrealistic price-tag for the player.

What striker would you like to see brought to the Bridge this summer? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. Joe

    June 25, 2012 at 10:36 am

    He has a €52 Million buy-out clause so this guy hasn’t got a choice….

  2. Kenny

    June 25, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Chelsea buy sriker,Torres is not relieble

  3. don

    June 25, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    plz chelsea shud get falcao,hulk or sodaldo frm valecia to replace drogba nd plz don’t forget moduric vry vital.


    June 25, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Chelsea should sign a better striker torres cos his sharp hulk or falcao

  5. coach nana

    June 26, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Chelsea should go all the way to bring hulk to the Bridge. The combination of Hulk, Harzard, Marin and or mata will help Torres upfront. I also think Chelsea should also look at bringing in Van der Wiel and a second striker who has proven his worth in the EPL.
    First Team should look like this:4-2-3-1

    De Wiel Louis Terry Cole

    Mikel Ramirez

    Hulk Hazard Mata


  6. Kingjeff

    June 26, 2012 at 11:47 am

    4get facao,hulk has speed,speed is what we need,torres can score,all we need is a provider,hazard and mata has that qualities,wit hulk and ramires blues will ve more options,let atlectico ve facao,lets ve our keeper back fr them,we won ucl without messi nor ronaldo so lets go kick their ass one more time,blues til ashes.

  7. Solomon Moses

    June 26, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    But i don’t know why Chelsea did not serious about this Falcao? Adding this guy to our squad! It will boost our squad and It will be a great signing for us. And Victor Moses, is a great player also. Or Hulk. Chelsea should go for these three player! If possible Luka Modric. Blues 4 Life.

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