Chelsea will have to move fast if they are to sign Porto striker Radamel Falcao, as the Colombian looks increasingly likely to depart for La Liga club Atletico Madrid.
Falcao had been tipped to join his former manager in Portugal at Stamford Bridge, but now appears set to move to Spain.
“Every player thinks about playing in one of the major leagues like Spain, Italy or England; anyone who says otherwise is a liar,” said Falcao.
“Atletico Madrid have great fans and it would be a great opportunity for my career. At the moment I am waiting to see what the solution to my future is.”
With the attacking players at Andre Villas Boas’ disposal, one can’t imagine that they will move for another forward.
The days when Chelsea were strongest linked with Radamel Falcao were before the club signed Romelu Lukaku from Anderlecht, while Daniel Sturridge has played well enough in pre-season to warrant a chance in the first team when he returns from suspension.
Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka may be the wrong side of 30, but they were not a bad option to bring off the Chelsea bench yesterday.
Chelsea will likely move for a winger and midfielder before the summer transfer window closes, but their forward line is up there with the most feared in the Premier League.