RadamelFalcao has said he is keen to play in England again and that a decision on his future will be made in the coming weeks. Falcao, 29, returned to Monaco last month after Manchester United decided not to renew his one-year loan or try to sign him on a permanent deal. The Colombian was omitted from the squad for the 0-0 draw at Hull after a meeting between the club and his advisors, when United said Falcao had no future at Old Trafford.
Falcao joined United on loan from Monaco on the final day of the summer transfer window, in a £6 million move that gave the former Premier League champions the option to purchase him for a further £43 million. But he only scored four times in 29 games for United, failing to find the net in his final 13 appearances.
The Colombia international has been linked with a move to Chelsea this summer, and while not mentioning the Blues directly, he suggested he could be back in the Premier League next season. It is claimed the Blues are keen to install a get-out clause into the contract to ensure they weren’t obliged to sign the forward permanently.
“It has been speculated a lot about my next team, but I tried to stay calm,” said Falcao in an interview. “I would like to continue in England, we’ll decide my next team in the coming weeks.”
It is strongly reported that Chelsea are attempting to negotiate a deal to sign Falcao, with Jose Mourinho convinced he can return the Colombia international to the prolific goal scoring form that preceded his ill-fated move to Manchester United.
Monaco, who recruited Falcao from Atletico Madrid two summers ago for a fee of €60m, do not have the budget to accommodate the 29-year-old’s wages under current Financial Fair Play regulations and are open to either a full transfer or a loan to Chelsea. Monaco want a £5 million loan fee for their player, and should he succeed at Chelsea, then they want a written agreement that the Premier League club would have to
pay £35 million to sign him permanently.
Falcao is keen to remain in the Premier League and work with Mourinho, having been convinced that the Chelsea manager will deploy him in a manner that Van Gaal refused to when he spent the loan season. The forward is paid £265,000 a week, and he had struck 155 times in 200 games for Porto, Atletico Madrid and Monaco but struggled to recapture the form he displayed before suffering a cruciate knee ligament in January 2014.