Chelsea Line-up Mega Cash Plus Player Swap Deal In Bid To Finally Land Falcao

By on February 12, 2013

Despite the transfer window now being closed there will still be plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, more on Chelsea’s pursuit of Radamel Falcao.

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Chelsea are lining up a £47m cash-plus-player deal to try and finally land Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao, according to the Metro.

The European champions have long been linked with a move for the Columbian hitman but have so far been unable to lure him to west London. However, the Metro claim Chelsea are lining up a deal to try and finally land the player that would include £47m in cash plus highly-rated goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

20-year-old Courtois is currently enjoying his second successful year on loan with Atletico and has been hugely impressive during his time in Spain. He was a key member of the team that lifted the Europa League last season and has played in 19 La Liga matches this year helping Atletico above rivals Real Madrid into second in the table.

The Metro claim that while the Belgian keeper been touted as the long-term successor to Petr Cech at Stamford Bridge, the club are willing to sacrifice him if it means landing Falcao in the summer and are hopeful the cash-plus-player package will ensure they beat off the competition at the end of the season.

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Falcao has continued his stunning goal-scoring record this campaign with 22 goals in just 21 appearances, taking his total to 59 goals in just 71 games for Atletico. Those figures dwarf those of current Chelsea front-man Fernando Torres who’s only managed 27 goals in 108 appearances since joining Chelsea from Liverpool in 2010, so it’s easy to see why the Blues are understood to be willing to go that extra mile to sign Falcao.

Would Chelsea fans be happy if the club stumped up £47m plus Courtois to sign Falcao? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. kevin

    February 12, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    No …… however good he might be he’s not worth it, there must be loads of srikers out there for less, we’ll need at least two decent ones ewhen we get shot of Torres..

  2. harry

    February 12, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    It would be foolish for CFC to allow that young keeper go. Coz they don’t have a backup keeper if check is injured. And trust me….no high profile striker will excel in chelsea….if history is anything to go-by.

  3. Chris

    February 12, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    I would just like to reply to Kevin that when we get rid of Torres sooner rather than later hopefully we can and should recall lukaku and with demba ba and falcao that would be a pretty awesome strike force

  4. Rick Gilhome

    February 12, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Keep Courtios and swap Torres, throw in Benitez and make Terry interim manager until Jose arrives.
    Terry is the heart and soul of Chelsea and should be groomed to take over when Jose retires in 10 years.
    IF ONLY! Now I am going outside to watch the flying pigs.

    • ibe Fredrick

      February 13, 2013 at 5:37 am

      Nice one Rick… This is d funniest comment i heard in years and it’s spot on ….. Keep it up mahn

  5. Akpan

    February 12, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    the price tag plus a player is outrageous cos wit d form of the Belgian goalkeeper whom I think currently worth about 10 – 15 million pounds will just be a waste for a single player. I think its high time we(chelsea) minimize our spending in d transfer mkt and believe in wat we ve got. Ba is a prolific goal scorer and I think if he is given d chance he will perform even more than Drogba. Abramovic should forget about Falcao but if he is so desperate of bringing a striker to d bridge then he should go for either Cavani or Lewandoski.

  6. yohanna moses

    February 12, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    please and please, that keeper is very important for chelsea because peter cech need rest or if he get injured chelsea will need somebody like that him.

  7. Colonel Paul

    February 12, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    It would be the most foolish decision I’ve ever seen anyone make.
    No goalkeeper in Courtois’ age bracket comes close in terms of quality,£47m certainly will trigger Cavani’s buy clause,Cavani is younger and can even be better.
    Lest I forget,I don’t believe this article a bit,d writer wanted a page click right? Am sure he’s gotten more than enough clicks.

  8. Colonel Paul

    February 12, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    It would be the most foolish decision I’ve ever seen anyone make.Falcao doesn’t deserve all that.
    No goalkeeper in Courtois’ age bracket comes close in terms of quality,£47m certainly will trigger Cavani’s buy clause,Cavani is younger and can even be better.
    Lest I forget,I don’t believe this article a bit,d writer wanted a page click right? Am sure he’s gotten more than enough clicks.

  9. mustapha

    February 12, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    chelsea pls 4 GOD sake do not let d keeper go .47 plus keeper hell no 2much .com don’ be fool.he is good bt som1 out dere may be better.go 2 brazil and c player dat can be better.pls pls pls.

  10. ijeh segun

    February 12, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    get william wit some cash in out of d 47 to supply more acurate passes to ba and bring back Omerua to add to our diffence, that we’ll b pretn nice of rebuild cheski. pls… 4get facao 4 now bcuz ba is going to excel like drogba in future, and tell benitex to stop benchn ba 4 torres bcuz ba is far better which i’ll blieve all d cheski fans no 4 now, thks u.

  11. Temitorpe tosyn

    February 12, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    It wil not be wise to let curtious go cos chel dn’t av any gud keeper apart 4rm cech…. I think chel shud use Torres in d deal dan leting the keeper go…. Torres is even useles be4

  12. isaac

    February 12, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Why falcao wit that amount? Pls ba shuld not benched again or else our downfall will soon come.courtious is gud and shuld be allowed to stay. Least I forget wht is turnbull and hilarious doing in our team? So let’s be wise like ant.

  13. Kolawole ayo

    February 12, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    I think its a bad idea,having hav d likes of ba,torres,lukaku wit just chech being a good keeper and no 1 we hav, it won’t be good enough to allow his replacement to go like that,bcos we need him next season as backup 4 chech. For falcao 4get him and look 4 a midfielder that can feed d strikers we hav, bcos if falcao comes and no good midfielder to feed him he’ll end up flop.

  14. Jose

    February 13, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Why would chelseafc be foolish avnt we had enough?torres is figthin 4 form wat gives assurance falcoa wont be d same.imagine 47 nd great lad in courtious,falcoa should go 2 hell jst get lewandoski nd debruyen back nd collect courtious back nd keep d wise chelsea spend reasonablly.

  15. Eze Bravo

    February 13, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Let me believe dat this is 1 of d latest joke dat can neva become reality. No doubt dat Falcao is world class striker,bt…..infant dnt take such risk again wit Curtois or

  16. dougy

    February 13, 2013 at 8:51 am

    1st keep cortois 2nd sell tores any amount buy lewadoski bring back lukaku,debryne loan marin then poulinho or song 4 deep mid,lamps ramiz can play no.8,oscar mata no.10. mikel song/poulinho no 6.strikers ba,lewadsk,lukaku.wingers hazd,brne,moses.
    up blues!!

  17. kolinchenko

    February 13, 2013 at 8:54 am

    dis can’t be true nw coz is goin to be a great lost to chelsea if dey allow courtouis to go nothing for a player like falcao.

  18. Ogaemmanuel

    February 13, 2013 at 10:01 am

    The greatest joke i have heard in dis yr 4get about dat guy call falcao ,bring back lukaku and buy lewndoski or cavani rather dan spendin 2much on 1 person or give dem Torrer and small amount of money

  19. tonypesiano

    February 13, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Pls chelsea shuld use torres 4 falcao deal and leav courtis alone

  20. Kiprotich

    February 13, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Chelsea should think of developing talents the have and stop looking out for those which may still show dismal performance later if they are brought in.Falcao should go elsewhere rather than joinin chelsea.

  21. Jeancy liene

    February 14, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    hey,hey,hey…pls guys, let’s talk abt this. the release clause for falcao is £48m right? now it’s said that cfc hv lined‐up £47m cash plus courtois which means that if cfc has to sell that talented shot stoper(courtois) he could coast just £1m isn’t it? is not that money enougth for cfc to get cavani or lewandoski, then recall back lukaku frm loan? we must stop dreaming like that ok? freak poem…!

  22. bakoi

    February 19, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    falcao soul come to chelsea because torres 2 year how many goal so let falcao come and we sey that well happen next
    this is not for profit for chelsea let us trey for falcao may god bless us u know that wold is like that if u trey something that is not seacoast u trey another

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