Chelsea to offload star with big salary

Chelsea are ready to end Radamel Falcao’s tumultuous loan period at the club in January, according to The Sun.

The Colombia international was widely regarded as one of the most lethal strikers in world football before coming to the Premier League, but has floundered over the last 18 months.

A year-long loan deal at Manchester United failed to get hearts racing, with the South American only scoring one goal so far in a similar deal with the Blues this season and largely being a substitute for the side.

The report suggests that Jose Mourinho’s men are ready to make a change once the window opens by sending Falcao back to parent club Monaco earlier than expected and looking for an alternative in the transfer market.

The 29-year-old is reported to earn £125,000 at Stamford Bridge, with the West London club eager to get the big earner off the books and bring in a new face to revitalise the team’s attacking options.