Chelsea target Radamel Falcao is a name who has been on everybody’s lips in the Football Transfer Tavern recently, but Rob Burnett of the Daily Mirror thinks the Atletico Madrid striker is going nowhere.
It is no secret that the Colombian is one of the most sought after strikers in Europe at the moment, and Chelsea have been heavily linked although it would take an audacious fee to secure his services.
Roman Abramovich is in the hunt for a star striker to replace the misfiring Fernando Torres, and Falcao fits the bill having netted an incredible 35 goals in 45 league matches for Atletico; form that has also prompted interest from cross-city rivals Real Madrid.
His form has helped Atletico move up to second place in La Liga, and the striker has been quick to stress how happy he is currently ploughing his trade for Diego Simeone’s side.
“At Atletico Madrid I have a contract for three more years and I will not at this time think about future,” he told DIRECTV.
“We are fighting for important things that are at stake and valuable titles. I will not lose concentration for anything in the world.”
“I try to live in reality because I know that in football you have to prove yourself every day and this can change.”
Abramovich has shown in the past that he is a man who usually gets what he wants, but it certainly won’t be easy to lure Falcao to West London. It may even take more than the £50 million used to buy Torres almost two years ago.