Chelsea have sealed the loan deal of AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao on a one year contract, according to SkySports.
The London outfit Chelsea have sealed their second summer deal, the first was midfielder Nathan who joined from Brazilian side Clube Atlético Paranaense for a fee around £4.5million.
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Falcao who is now free from international duty as Colombia failed to beat Argentina in the quarter final of Copa America last week.
The Colombian who played last season at Manchester United scored only four goals for them in the Premier League campaign. Despite of his poor season in Premier League Blues boss Jose Mourinho has been keen to seal his deal. Mourinho is said to be a big admirer of Falcao since his time at Porto.
The 29-year-old will be teaming up with his former teammates once again. Diego Costa, Filipe Luis and Thibaut Courtois all played along with Falcao at Atletico Madrid. While his international teammate Juan Cuadrado is also at Stamford Bridge.
Falcao revealed his happiness on agreeing a deal with Chelsea. He said: “I am very happy to be joining Chelsea and can't wait to start training and help with our aim of retaining the league title and being successful in Europe.”
Costa and Falcao will now be fighting for the striking role at Stamford Bridge next season. However, Costa would definitely be preferred ahead of Falcao as he proved himself in the last season which was his debut season at Chelsea.
Columnist: Stevan Jones