There is some serious disappointment on the faces of Chelsea fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern and it is all down to Calciomercato.
The Italian publication seem to think that Colombian international forward Radamel Falcao is set to be loaned to Real Madrid.
The La Liga side have been linked with the Monaco forward all summer and it seems that now a deal has been put o the table, both the forward and the Ligue 1 side are keen to get something signed before the close of the window.
After Diego Costa experienced injury niggles and after being told that they cannot sign Mattia Destro from Roma, we think that Jose Mourinho must be desperate to land a forward and would love to gatecrash the negotiations for the forward who is widely considered to be ‘world class’.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid have long been linked with Falcao and would have ideally liked to have landed him when he was leaving Atletico Madrid. However, due to the pack of non-aggression between the two leading sides in Madrid, this was not possible. It now is however.
Arsenal and Liverpool have also been linked with the striker and as we have learnt from previous deadline day deals, you never quite know what is going to happen until that window closes.
Chelsea fans. Which striker will be winging his way into Stamford Bridge before the close of the window, if anyone at all? Let us know your thoughts below.