There was a real sense of excitement in the Football Transfer Tavern this morning after it was revealed that Chelsea are to step up their chase for Radaemel Falcao by offering the superstar striker an astonishing £10 million-a-year contract.
The Colombian forward has been is devastating form this term and a report in the Daily Mail claimed that Roman Abramovich is desperate to ensure he becomes the next big name to arrive at Stamford Bridge.
The Russian will try to lure the 26-year-old to West London by breaking the bank to offer him a contract worth over £200,000-per-week.
Chelsea will first have to activate his £48 million release clause at Atletico Madrid and will then have to beat off competition from Real Madrid and Manchester City who are both interested in signing the explosive frontman.
The Blues, who are currently in Japan for the Club World Cup are desperate to sign Falcao with Fernando Torres, despite a slight upturn in form, still struggling to adapt to life at Stamford Bridge.