Chelsea to activate Falcao's release clause
October 26, 2012
Chelsea will make a sensational £48 million January move for Atletico Madrid star Radamel Falcao, Goal revealed.
Roman Abramovich, the Chelsea owner, has decided to activate the €60m (£48.1m) release clause in the Colombian’s contract as he looks to land one of the hottest strikers in the world.
Manchester City are also interested in Falcao but the Premier League champions fear the 26-year-old is destined for a switch to Stamford Bridge in the New Year, with some suggestions that he has already agreed personal terms with the Londoners.
Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo wants a leading striker in the next transfer window, with Fernando Torres currently the only out-and-out forward in the first-team squad.
Falcao, who has already scored 12 goals in eight Atletico Madrid appearances this season, fits the bill as a natural goalscorer to combine with the likes of Eden Hazard, Juan Mata and Oscar as Chelsea target Premier League glory this season.