According to a report from Daily Mail, Chelsea’s on-loan striker Radamel Falcao still have a chance to leave Stamford Bridge despite the conclusion of Deadline Day, as Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning believed to be interested in signing him.
The Colombian attacker has so far endured a disastrous 18 month period in the Premier League with his spells at Manchester United and now Chelsea, playing just 15 matches over the period, and just once for Chelsea, scoring a goal coming out as a substitute in a shock defeat to Crystal Palace back in August.
While the Chinese winter transfer window not closing until 26th February, the 29-year-old Colombian can still end the Stamford Bridge nightmare before his loan deal expires in the summer as Jiangsu Suning seems to be flexing their financial muscle yet again.
The Chinese side have already signed a Blues player in the last month, snatching Ramires from Chelsea in a stunning £25m deal last week, and now all set to make at least a cursory attempt to temp out the misfiring striker to the cash-rich Chinese Super league.
Chelsea have earlier been informed by Falcao’s parent club Monaco that they will not cut short the player’s loan deal unless there is another club who agrees to pick up the Colombian from them, which leaves the Blues hierarchy to move forward with Falcao’s transfer to any club other than themselves.
They have already signed Alexandre Pato from Corinthians on loan for the rest of the season on Friday night. It means interim boss Guus Hiddink has a hand full of forwards at his disposal to use as a cover to Diego Costa up front, with either Loic Remy or Falcao, if not both of them, seeing at possible departures from the Stamford Bridge before the end of this month.
Last night there was another report from the Telegraph that Falcao failed in a desperate deadline-day transfer to end his Chelsea nightmare, despite flying to Madrid to discuss about a re-signing for his former club Atletico Madrid.
Chelsea even gave Falcao the green signal to miss his latest rehabilitation session of a thigh injury on Monday to make the trip to Madrid so that the troubled striker might be able to move back to Spain if a deal could be agreed finally.
Falcao spent the day in a Madrid hotel, while his agent Jorge Mendes tried hard to convince Atletico to bring his client back and also contacted Valencia over the 29-year-old Chelsea striker.
But, as the deadline passed at 11pm Chelsea hierarchy was not informed whether Mendes had managed to secure a deal for Falcao and it now seems to be the case that either the Colombian stays at Stamford Bridge for the rest of this season or make a move to China before the end of this month.