Just over 24 hours have passed since the summer transfer deadline passed but yet big spending Chelsea are already planning a Winter move for Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao according to the Daily Mail.
Falco scored a stunning hat-trick against the Blues in the European Super Cup on Friday night in Monaco and that seemed to spark Chelsea into life with the player surely happy to discuss a move to the Premier League.
The Mail report that a South American broadcast claimed that a pre-agreement had been reached and that the La Liga hotshot would move to West London in January for around £48million.
The secondary Madrid side have worrying financial issues and Falcao’s agent is already affiliated to Chelsea so it seems everything is settling into place for a major deal to be done.
Only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo scored more goals in Spain than Falcao last season and his strength, pace and skill would definitely suit the English top flight.
Despite winning all three of their opening Premier League matches, Chelsea were taken apart by Falcao and Atletico Madrid in the Super Cup and that may act as a sharp reminder that Chelsea have an uphill struggle to retain the Champions League trophy that they miraculously won in Munich in May.