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Chelsea Blow As Falcao Opts For Man City Move After £54m Fee Is Agreed

Chelsea look set to miss out on Radamel Falcao with the player set to join Manchester City after the former champions agreed to pay his £54m buy-out clause.

With the summer transfer window set to re-open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, have Chelsea missed out on Radamel Falcao?

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Chelsea look set to miss out on long-term target Radamel Falcao with the player understood to have opted to link up with Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City after the former champions agreed to pay his £54m buy-out clause, according to the Mirror.

The Colombian hitman has become one of the world’s hottest strikers after another impressive season at Atletico Madrid – where he’s now scored 70 goals in 90 games since joining from Porto in 2011.

The Mirror claim Jose Mourinho planned to bring Falcao with him to Stamford Bridge this summer when he’s finally announced as the new Blues boss, with the two men sharing an agent in Jorge Mendes.

However, it seems the west Londoners have missed out with the report suggesting City have agreed to pay the players £54m release clause and Falcao is understood to have made it clear he’d prefer to link up with Pellegrini at the Etihad Stadium once the Chilean is confirmed as Roberto Mancini’s successor.

The newspaper claims that the arrival of Falcao will see Carlos Tevez leave the club with the Argentine having offers from both PSG and Monaco, while Edin Dzeko may also be allowed to leave this summer.

It would represent a major coup for City if they were able to seal a deal for one of the world’s most sought-after players  and a real boost for the fans after seeing their team fail to defend their Premier League trophy and lose the FA Cup final to Wigan.

But it will be a huge blow to Chelsea if they miss out on the signing of Falcao and it appears they may need to look elsewhere if they want to sign a new striker this summer.

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Will Chelsea fans be disappointed if they miss out on Falcao? Who would you like to see come to Stamford Bridge this summer? How excited would City fans be to see the Colombian arrive? Get involved in the comments section below.

24 Comments

24 Comments

  1. Ranners

    May 20, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Not disappointed at all, ridiculous sum of money for a player – as we have already found out with Torres.

  2. Julius Chigwegwe

    May 20, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    we need a sharp striker like Falcao or Lewandowsk and our Lukaku.

  3. BlueSmurf

    May 20, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Its nuthang but speculation as last week he was rumoured to be going to Monaco until a medical is done Falcao is still up for grabs!!

  4. Hero

    May 20, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    We Chelsea fans cannot be disappointed, like Ranners have said. The price is too much for the 27yr old player.

    We need Rooney to play along with Toress.

    • megaw

      May 20, 2013 at 12:50 pm

      Chelsea don’t need Rooney,but Lewandowwski and suarez whom they will better suit our style of play

  5. rexx

    May 20, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    i prefer cavani,Lewandowski or even Chicarito than him… Too much money, to much time wasting…
    and chelsea have Lukaku and Ba Already…
    so, dont waste to much money for Him…

  6. megaw

    May 20, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    We are not disappointed,I think E54ml is a huge money for Falcao,but Chelsea can get Lewandowski for E20ml+kelvin de bruyne and E40ml for suarez.

  7. magpies21

    May 20, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    He has already agreed the deal. But wont announce until Pellegrini becomes manager. City wont make the same mistake again to not improve the squad.

  8. Saintjno

    May 20, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Anywhere he(Falcao) wants let him go…We Nid Cavanni n Lewandoski nt an old man like him…Up Chelsea

  9. obeda

    May 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Pls let’s get over this falcao stuff, from the look of thing i dnt we need him,let’s go for lewandowski, dnt forget we already have one who massared the league leader his name……LUKAKU. Up chelsea

  10. Gbabosco

    May 20, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Pls! Pls!! Abramovic put a smile on Chelsea fans by bringing Eldison Cavani, Lewandos, Lukaku together with curtoise as you can all see peter c.has given chelsea the best and not gething younger any more. At least chelsea shld buy one deffender one midfielder thanks.

  11. John Stewart

    May 20, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Rumor and only rumors.. Falcao is the perfect striker and Chelsea should get it at all cost! I hate to hear from people that Lewandoswki is better.. he is just another Dzeko nothing else.. Lukaku..lets get serious! is funny when all you think about money… who cares is not my money, and if money is not a problem lets get the best! you want to go for the cheap.. for the younger and let them develop.. well wait and wait and don’t expect to win.. see the gunners! all cheap, all young talents and no trophies! but hey they were great value! LoL

  12. Jerome

    May 20, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    What chelsea need is a cock and shoot strike jst lyk cavani or lewandoski and not people who paint ball such as torres before..£54m is 2much for dat old lad{falcao}who we are not even sure if torres wil be better than him..abrahimovic should get 1winger like shurrle or bring back de bryune,and 1 very good striker like wyane rooney,cavani or lewandoski who wil compete with torres who is regaining his way back form..no need of spending huge money on 1striker that might not succed in EPL..chelsea til i die..up blues!

    • Blue Moon

      May 20, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      You need Cavani but not an “old man” like Falcao? You know there’s only a years difference between them, right? And only 2 for Lewandowski. Idiot…

  13. David

    May 20, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Up blus 4life pls will cfc dan need cavini or lawasdoski pls let see all our player on loan first blue till i die.

  14. Ayobami

    May 20, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Honestly, Falcao is a complete waste of money for 50million pounds, with 27 or 30million pounds we can get Lawendowski and Lukaku, Debryune and additional of Schurrle is too formidable for any team. Ba,Lukaku,Torres, Lawendowski will surely deliver 2trohpies next season if not more.

  15. akin

    May 20, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    We don’t need facao anymore,bring back lukaku to patner torres nd ba.up chelsea!

  16. blues 4 life

    May 20, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Well if we gt dis rite we dnt nd dat bg old lad (falcao) we nd peeps like wayne rooney lewandoski cavani nd ronaldo dat is d bst player in d wrld nd i tnk in addition we nd our lukaku bck. We dnt nd old man like dat

  17. blues 4 life

    May 20, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Well if we gt dis rite we dnt nd dat bg old lad (falcao) we nd peeps like wayne rooney lewandoski cavani nd ronaldo dat is d bst player in d wrld nd i tnk in addition we nd our lukaku bck. We dnt nd old man like dat guy

  18. xtian

    May 20, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Is there a way to comment without insulting the player? Falcao is a gr8 lad and I think he likes Chelsea. We must show our support for whoever the club purchases bearing that they are all incredible strikers. Falcao seems to be above the others though.

    • uche

      May 20, 2013 at 11:41 pm

      Schurle,Torres,Lukaku,Cavanni, and Shaw. Talented youths not just youths like arsenal.

  19. Mr Bluesky

    May 20, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Chelsea are not in the same league as City as far as money goes, our Sheik makes Abramovic look like he earns paper boys wages. I can see Falcao & Cavani at City next season and we have more valuable stock to sell than Chelsea to help balance the books.

  20. tomchap

    May 21, 2013 at 6:43 am

    u clearly foreign chelsea fans who have no idea about football have no idea what your talking about. falcao is 1 yr older than cavani and rooney is older than all of them. falcao cavani and lewandowski are better than all of your strikers bar lukaku. dat old man r u f kin serious, falcao has scored 92 goals in 116 apperances for porto and athletico. cavani on the other hand has 112 goals in 200 games and lewandowski has 54 in 92. all you uche’s and akinbani’s who clearly dont know anything about the premier league other than the odd game they catch. look at the stats falcao is worth 50 mil bcos if im not mistaken wasnt torres bought for 50 million. so torres is worth it but falcao isnt…. PLEASE. falcao will come to the real blues next season, cavani will go to real madrid and lewandowski will go to bayern. chelski will buy washed up rooney send lukaku on loan again and u will have a clumsy front three of ba rooney and torres. all you fake chelsea fans learn some stats and wont look like such idiots next time

  21. phil

    May 21, 2013 at 11:26 am

    How do we know a fee has really been agreed?

    vote for your team – thefansleague.com

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