The Colombian marksman has become on of the most lethal forwards in world football, and showed his pedigree with a hat-trick against the Blues in the European Super Cup last Friday.
With speculation that the South American could be in-line for a big-money move, Falcao’s father has confessed that the attacker could leave the Vicente Calderon in January.
“There are three teams interested – Manchester City, Chelsea and a Russian team,” The Daily Mail report Falcao senior as saying.
“Falcao has always wanted to play in the Premier League.
“Ever since he was a boy he has loved Chelsea and has always thought it would be an honour to play for a big Premier League team.
“I don’t want to talk about any pre-agreements.
“I spoke to Falcao very briefly yesterday. The minimum release clause in his contract with Atletico Madrid is about €55million, but Falcao doesn’t want to talk figures,” he concluded.
Neither Manchester City or Chelsea bought new strikers in the summer transfer window.
By Gareth McKnight