Chinese Super League heavyweights Jiangsu Suning are looking to push through a move for Chelsea loanee Radamel Falcao before their transfer window closes, according to reports from the London Evening Standard.
The East Asian nation’s top clubs have been making a real stir in the transfer market of late, with Jiangsu having paid huge fees for Alex Teixeira and Ramires – from the Blues – while Guangzhou Evergrande and Hebei China Fortune have moved for Jackson Martinez and Gervinho respectively.
And now it seems that another big name may be heading to China, with reports claiming that Falcao could join Chelsea’s Ramires at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Center.
The Colombian is currently only on loan at Stamford Bridge from Monaco, but with the London club having axed him from their Champions League squad for the last-16 stage of the tournament on the back of a woeful time at the club so far, he appears to have little future under Guus Hiddink.
Jiangsu Suning have until February 26 to secure transfers and with Monaco happy to let Falcao stay away from the Stade Louis II as long as his £135,000-per-week wages are paid, a deal could go through.
Although a loan looks likely, the Chinese side may opt to pursue a permanent deal as they plot to become a force in Asian football.
Reports claim that such a move will see Loic Remy stay put, despite links with Shanghai Shenhua.