All summer Chelsea fans waited with bated breath as the search for a striker reached fever pitch. The main reported targets were Hulk and Edinson Cavani but, for reasons relating largely to cash, deals couldn’t be struck.
Another striker who has retained the long term interest of Roman Abramovich is Atletico Madrid’s number 9 Radamel Falcao Garcia.
After the performance he gave against Chelsea in the European Super Cup, in which he scored a hauntingly good hat trick, he must surely have muscled his way to the top of the Stamford Bridge wanted list.
Indeed, his father and agent recently alluded to interest from The Premier League whilst also confirming that the Columbian striker wanted to ply his trade in England.
With the recent emergence of other uber rich clubs in Russia, France and Manchester, Chelsea no longer have it all their own way in the transfer market. An auction between these 4 clubs could get out of hand if they all wanted a particular player. But many foreign players coming to England want to live in London and this is where Chelsea have the advantage. Manchester City are always on the prowl for strikers but the official line is that they need to offload front men before they can invest again. Conversely, and despite Chelsea already having a stupendously talented squad, the Blues only have Daniel Sturridge and Fernando Torres as recognised senior strikers.
Of Falcao’s quality there is no debate. After his recent displays he has alerted the whole footballing world. But Chelsea could very well be his next club, even as early as January.
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