Transfer Rumour Rater: Chelsea to Sign Monaco's Falcao on Loan in January

Jack Alexandros RathbornContributor IIIDecember 4, 2013

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 27:  Radamel Falcao of Monaco in action during the the pre season friendly match between Leicester City and Monaco at The King Power Stadium on July 27, 2013 in Leicester, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Chelsea will look to bring Monaco's star striker Radamel Falcao to Stamford Bridge on loan in the January transfer window, according to the Daily Star.

With Samuel Eto'o, Demba Ba and Fernando Torres all failing to score a sufficient amount of goals for the Blues, Jose Mourinho will surely be keen to sign a new front man at some point.

Whether there is the quality or value available in the January window is questionable, but should the former Porto and Atletico striker become available in any way, Chelsea would surely be interested.

With Falcao available to play in the Champions League, he could be a highly sought after player, with reports suggesting that he is unhappy with his contract.

Still, for Monaco to have spent around £40 million on the Colombian just a few months a go, the prospect of a loan move seems highly improbable.

Furthermore, to see Monaco, who are in the hunt for the Ligue 1 title race, ship him out so prematurely would be unthinkable.

Perhaps next summer could see the 27-year-old reconsider his future, but in the build-up to the World Cup, Falcao will stay in France.