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Chelsea Set To Miss Out On Falcao

European champions Chelsea are set to miss out on Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao after refusing to meet the Columbian hitmans £48m buy-out clause.

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 could miss out on Falcao.

Radamel Falcao

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Chelsea are set to miss out on striker Radamel Falcao after refusing to meet the players £48m buy-out clause, according to the Daily Star.

The 26-year-old has forged a reputation as one of the world’s most devastating strikers after scoring an impressive 48 goals in 57 games for Atletico, including 12 in his last seven games.

This form has lead to interest from a whole host of top clubs throughout Europe, who are thought to be lining up a January bid.

European champions Chelsea have been strongly linked with a move for the Columbian hitman but the Star claims owner Roman Abramovich is only willing to pay £40m for the former Porto man.

While Madrid are resigned to losing Falcao when the window re-opens they are refusing to do business for anything less than the £48m buy-out clause in the players contract, despite the clubs difficult financial situation.

Chelsea are desperate to add a world class striker to their ranks as Fernando Torres continues to struggle for form. The Spaniard put in another below-par performance against Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday and was hauled off after 70 minutes.

The former Liverpool striker has managed just 18 goals in 81 games since making a £50m move from Anfield in 2011.

Boss Roberto Di Matteo only has Daniel Sturridge as back up and has placed Falcao at the top of his wish-list for reinforcements, but unless Abramovich stumps up the full £48m it looks like the Londoners will miss out.

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Mega-rich French outfit PSG are now considered the new favourites to land Falcao but Manchester City are also thought to be monitoring his situation.

Should Chelsea pay £48m for Falcao? Get involved in the comments section.

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  1. Ibrahim Damasuno Saidu

    October 26, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Abromovic get that man.

  2. nony jude

    October 26, 2012 at 10:26 am

    I will be happy if Chelsea owner will offer him the money. Love the blues 4 ever.

  3. frank hazard

    October 26, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Chelsea make sure U̶̲̥̅̊ don’t miss out on falcao cos torres will not be able τ̲̅õ̸̳͡ deliver and also defend τ̣̣ђё champions league and win τ̣̣ђё barclays premier league.

    • didier drogba

      November 9, 2012 at 8:24 am

      That a good point because chelsea are one of the best teams living and he should be proud that a team that good want him.and if theirs one team who gonna get him IT’S CHELSEA.

  4. frank hazard

    October 26, 2012 at 10:32 am

    U̶̲̥̅̊ should neva depend on torres. If falcao is bought he’s eligible τ̲̅õ̸̳͡ participate in  champions league cos his club didn’t qualify for τ̣̣ђё champions league tournament. Imagine  combination with τ̣̣ђё likes of Eden Hazard, Oscar, Juan Mata and Ramadel Falcao. Woow dat will be really great.

  5. G Manyusa

    October 26, 2012 at 10:38 am

    He is indeed a very good player, and will definatelly solve our striking problem, but his price tag is too high for us. Unless we offload Sturidge to part finance the project then fine we can get him

  6. Anselem

    October 26, 2012 at 10:42 am

    This is a complicating story. reported earlier 2day dat chelsea has accepted 2 pay d amount and dat personal terms wit falcao himself have even been agreed. Which story am I to believe?

    • Chelsea # 1 Fan

      October 26, 2012 at 1:06 pm

      I am sticking with

  7. Akpan

    October 26, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Abrahamovic, pls bring in Falcao and u will not regret d price tag on like Torres we love him but his confident has gone and he seems not to believe in his self. Falcao is d man. Blues 4 lyf.

  8. Bobseleto

    October 26, 2012 at 11:06 am

    We need electric falcao to fire us to glory,, El nino is not reliable.

  9. Chidi Peter

    October 26, 2012 at 11:09 am

    I saw that. The other site terms agreed now here Chelsea refused to meet up with the asking price but, if you ask Atletico they will tell you that they never negotiated anything with Chelsea, this is just to make paper sale and to keep site warming

  10. Emmanuel Banjo

    October 26, 2012 at 11:14 am

    RDM,should get d striker to support Torres.OR RDM should go to South America and look for better striker dat the money will not up to Falcao.Blue 4ever.

  11. aydotcom

    October 26, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    why not buy him @50m rate why u could bought a flop of the every match he played(TORES)@ 50m then why u can’t buy falcao @the rate of 48m, pls get me falcao, falcao falcao falcaooooo pleeeeas b4 it too late for chelsea.

  12. aydotcom

    October 26, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Abrahimovic pls get me falcao i wont let u rest ontil u get me falcao

  13. Success

    October 26, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Staford bridge is the best destination for Falcao, if u look @ it very critically, so i dnt think chelsea can afford to miss him, had it been we hv someone like Falcao, sky could hv been our stepping stone in past games, so chelsea owner, RDM and chelsea officials should hurry-up coz Torres is no where to be found

  14. Success

    October 26, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    The owner of chelsea,RDM and chelsea officials should hv it @ the back of their mind that we dont hv any striker now, so they should do anything to get Falcao coz if u depend on Torres then forget about any ttitle this season. No sentiment

  15. Success

    October 26, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    The owner of chelsea,RDM and chelsea officials should hv it @ the back of their mind that we dont hv any striker now, so they should do anything to get Falcao coz if u depend on Torres then forget about any ttitle this season.

  16. Chelsea # 1 Fan

    October 26, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    I don’ t see why Abramovich is hesitant to pay €48 million for Falcao and bring him to Chelsea. He paid €50 mil for Torres while Drogba was still there, look at what a flop he turned out to be. If he wants a chance of repeating in the Champions league, the FA cup and winning the Premiere league he better come out with the bottom €8 mil and get Falcao at Stampford bridge.

  17. akinola.a

    October 26, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Critically, examining d matches played soo far, we’v been having a good and flexible game and d players are gettn used too eachoda and gettn d game goin but their’s lack of firepower in the attack which was as a result of torres bad form. Inother for cfc to claim any title this season, we need d likes of falcao upfront else,RDM and RAM should forget any cup…torres is out of form and needs a replacement. A word is enough for the wise.

  18. Jokey

    October 26, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    All I need is Falcao. Let the cash not be our stumbbling block. I need that guy at Chelsea.

  19. kayode

    October 26, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Sell torres to juve for 30m n pay for falcao sell a.cole, lampard, kakuta, ferera, maluda and buy willian n felaini

  20. Jonah ikani

    October 26, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Plssssssssssssss get me falcao, any amount of money dat falcao cost chelsea… We need hot striker, falcao can do it 4 us…..Pay oooooooooooooooooo abeg chelsea owner.

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