Chelsea Winter Transfer News: Radamel Falcao and Pep Guardiola in Latest Rumors
Chelsea continued their whirlwind of the past week that saw a 3-0 thumping at the hands of Italian champions Juventus, the sacking of an FA Cup- and UEFA Champions League-winning manager, and the hiring of an old foe with a not-so-impressive draw against Manchester City.
The firing of Roberto Di Matteo and the subsequent hiring of interim manager Rafael Benitez has been less than well-received by the Chelsea faithful. However, when you are a multibillionaire, as Roman Abramovich is, you tend to act swiftly when results are not as you like them.
With all the frustration of the week set to have no quick end in sight as the club have to turn around into another set of English Premier League fixtures in just three days, the Blues continue to keep the press hot with transfer speculation ahead of January.
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What could happen to work in the favor of Chelsea's wishes to make a deal with Atletico Madrid for Falcao, Fernando Torres is believed to be hoping to secure a return to Spain.
Torres was a product of Atletico Madrid and a return to his former club is believed to be a top target for the out of form attacker, according to the Daily Mail.
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Uruguayan attacker Edinson Cavani has once again found himself in the transfer rumors for Chelsea.
The London club seemed set on a move for the player for most of last season, but Napoli fended off the Blues.
However, the Express has linked the club with a massive spending spree that includes both Cavani as well as the much-mentioned Falcao.
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Despite the recent very clearly stated "interim" appointment of Rafael Benitez, it is no secret that the managerial skills of Pep Guardiola are at the forefront of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's mind.
However, according to the Guardian, it is likely to be no sooner than next summer that Guardiola would be willing to listen to talk of a move to Chelsea.
Additionally it has also been made known by the Mail that Guardiola may fear the quick-to-the-axe nature of Abramovich and could refuse any talk of taking over the London club at all.