Chelsea made favourites to sign Falcao in January

The Colombian has a €55million release clause in his contract

Chelsea are the bookmakers’ 2/1 favourites to sign Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao in the January transfer window.

Falcao scored a hat-trick against Chelsea in last Friday’s European Super Cup and, according to reports in South America, could now be subject to a January bid from the Stamford Bridge club. The Colombian has a €55million release clause in his contract with Atletico Madrid, which can be stimulated at any time.

The possible transfer is made all the more plausible by the fact that Falcao is part-owned by agent Jorge Mendes. Mendes has strong links with Stamford Bridge having overseen the transfers of Deco, Tiago, Ricardo Carvalho, Ricardo Quaresma, Paulo Ferreira, Jose Bosingwa, Maniche and Raul Meireles to West London.

Commenting earlier this week Falcao’s father said: “There are three teams interested – Manchester City, Chelsea and a Russian team.”

“Falcao has always wanted to play in the Premier League. Ever since he was a boy he has loved Chelsea and has always thought it would be an honour to play for a big Premier League team.”

Chelsea are made Sky Bet’s 2/1 favourites to sign Falcao in January, with Manchester City at odds of 7/1 and Barcelona at 9/1. The bookmaker does not quote any Russian side in their betting, although Anzhi Makhachkala are though to be the soviet club interested.

Written By:- Louise Clarke (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 03/09/2012 - 13:13 PM
Filed in:- Chelsea Betting News, Chelsea, Manchester City

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