Despite the headlines being hogged by Mr. Ronaldo and Mr. Messi, Radamel Falcao has been a revelation since arriving in Spain from Porto in August 2011.
The Colombian has scored 70 goals since his Atletico Madrid debut, has been the Europa League top scorer for the past two seasons and has almost single-handedly helped his side stay four points clear of their big-spending city rivals in the title race.
Since paying €40 million for the 27-year-old, it has been a question of how long Atleti can keep him. As a thank you to the club, he agreed to stay until the summer, but his future looks to lay elsewhere beyond this season.
Chelsea have long been touted as favourites to activate his €47 million release clause, and The Express are carrying a report from a Spanish radio station which said Roman Abramovich has already agreed a deal to bring him to Stamford Bridge.
A few weeks ago, however, the same newspaper said El Tigre may turn down the bright lights of London to be a part of PSG's well-paying project.
Meanwhile, in early January, The Mirror were among the papers reporting the assertion that Falcao already had a deal in place with the big boys across town, Real Madrid.
Clearly, the Colombian can't have a deal in place with all these clubs, but based on the frequency and duration of the rumors, and the persuasiveness of Mr Abramovich, one would assume that he is most likely to solve Chelsea's Fernando Torres problem next season.