Chelsea Transfer News: Roberto Di Matteo Hints Blues' Interest in Radamel Falcao

Dan Talintyre@@dantalintyreSenior Analyst IINovember 18, 2012

MONACO - AUGUST 30:  Radamel Falcao García of Athletico Madrid during a press conference at the Grimaldi Forum on August 30, 2012 in Monaco, Monaco.  (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
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Chelsea have dropped their biggest hint about a possible move for top transfer target Radamel Falcao over the upcoming transfer window.

The Blues have been strongly linked with the Atletico Madrid striker, who has been one of the best front men in world football over the past few seasons, and according to Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo, would make an excellent addition to their side this season.

Per The Daily Mirror:

If you ask any manager, he would have him in his team.

He is one of the best strikers, probably, in European and world football. His ratio of goals per game is quite impressive—not just this season but over the past three seasons at Porto and Atletico Madrid.

After a strong start to the season that has seen them take up commanding positions in both the UEFA Champions League and English Premier League, the thought of adding further attacking depth into Chelsea's squad does seem like a bit of an overkill.

Especially when the Blues already just added Eden Hazard, Oscar, Victor Moses and Marko Marin over the previous summer transfer window.

However, with the African Cup of Nations looming, Chelsea may need to bring in another striker to their squad—considering that both John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses will be unavailable due to their international commitments.

That would leave the European champions with no alternative to Fernando Torres up front than Daniel Sturridge, who is yet to receive any significant playing time since Di Matteo took over the club in March last season (per The Metro).

So on that level, the decision to bring in Falcao could have some merit to it, although it would most likely spell the end of Torres' career at Stamford Bridge.

Formation wise, Chelsea would need to move to a 4-1-3-2 or a 4-3-1-2 were they to bring in Falcao and still play Torres at the same time, as well as still get the best out of Juan Mata and Oscar in their midfield—something that would no doubt take serious adjusting to for the players involved.

The addition of Falcao would give Chelsea the strongest Premier League squad in the league—and it wouldn't even be close—and would therefore give them a huge edge in their European and English title hopes this season.

But will the Blues indeed to go through with the £40-50 million bid they're rumored (per Daily Mailto be making for the Colombian international?

That one still remains to be seen.

Should Chelsea make a move for Radamel Falcao this winter?

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