Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid are expected to open the bidding for Radamel Falcao at €45million, with Chelsea also expected to bid.
Athletico Madrid are huge rivals, and are expected to refuse to speak to Real about a deal, should they not meet his release clause, thought to be around €60million (£48million).
That would leave Chelsea as favourites for the Colombians signature, with Falcao previously praising the Premier League.
It is not yet known whether Falcao would be willing to swap Madrid clubs, but Jose Mourinho is apparently confident he can convince the striker to join him.
Chelsea have lost faith in Fernando Torres in recent weeks, although he has come good in this last week, scoring two braces in 4 days. Before those games he had gone nearly 2 months without scoring.
Chelsea need more strikers in their squad regardless of whether Torres can find some form in the next month, with our only other alternative striker, Daniel Sturridge, constantly injured.
I am in no doubt that the striker who scored five goals in last weekends La Liga win over Deportivo would be able to repay any money paid for him with trophies. He has lead Athletico to the Europa League title and the European Super Cup within his first 18 months, and could no doubt add something special to our team.