Jose Mourinho Hints at Falcao Chelsea Transfer, Rules out Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Rob BlanchetteFeatured ColumnistFebruary 24, 2014

Colombian soccer star Radamel Falcao is helped with his crutches by Doctor Carlos Ulloa, right, also from Colombia after a press conference at the Trindade Hospital in Porto, Portugal, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Colombia and Monaco's striker Falcao is in a race against time to get fit for the World Cup in June after undergoing knee surgery Saturday, Jan. 25, with his doctor giving him a better than 50-50 chance of making it. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)
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Jose Mourinho has commented on the possibility of acquiring two of the biggest names in French football during an interview with Canal Football Club, via

The Chelsea manager spoke of his thoughts about his team's lack of a striker and mused over the stability of both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Radamel Falcao at their current clubs.

On the possibility of signing either player, the "Special One" said:

Zlatan to Chelsea? It’s impossible. He’s happy at Paris. I know because he is my friend and we are in touch. PSG, with all its wealth, would never open the door. That’s mission impossible. 

I have a team, but no striker. Falcao does not have a team. A player like him can't play in front of 3,000 people. Monaco is a club to end [your career with].

Ibrahimovic has been in sparkling form this season, firing his club toward the brink of the last-eight of the Champions League. He has scored a magnificent 32 goals in 31 games for Paris Saint-Germain this year, per

Falcao has recently been sidelined by a serious knee injury, but has taken a significant step toward his recovery and a surprise appearance at this summer's World Cup, as reported by Graeme Yorke from the Daily Mail.

101 Great Goals tweeted a picture of the Colombian hitman after his cast was removed:

Despite Chelsea's consistency in the Premier League, it is clear Mourinho's team is lacking a striker after the continued failure of Fernando Torres and Demba Ba. Samuel Eto'o has given the club a short-term option up front, but investment is surely needed to bring in a world-class forward.

With Eden Hazard, Oscar and Willian present, Mourinho has the rest of his attacking unit in place, but he needs a player of Falcao's class and talent.

Falcao would be a sensation at Stamford Bridge with his array of goalscoring and his potent nature. He has the talent to produce a similar impact as Sergio Aguero has had at Manchester City and would be a missing link in Roman Abramovich's footballing empire.

He would also give Chelsea a significantly improved opportunity in the Champions League with the incredible firepower he provides. Mourinho loves a forward who is comfortable with his back to goal, which is a huge box ticked by the Monaco hitman.

The fear factor would return in abundance for Chelsea if Falcao arrived at Stamford Bridge, just as it did throughout Didier Drogba's peak years during Mourinho's first tenure in London.