Blues to offer Atletico Madrid forward a record-breaking deal to join.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is prepared to make Radamel Falcao the club’s top earner by offering the striker a staggering £10million-a-year contract.
The Colombia forward is the club’s No 1 transfer target and the Russian billionaire is determined to ensure the prolific South American becomes the next global superstar to make his way to Stamford Bridge.
And Sportsmail has learned the West London club will offer the 26-year-old a deal worth in the region of £200,000-per-week, to lure Falcao.
The pay package would eclipse the club’s current top earner Fernando Torres, who is understood to earn £175,000-per-week.
The staggering salary underlines how serious the current Champions League holders are about signing Falcao, who is viewed as the hottest property in world football.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Poor old Fernando Torres.
After struggling to hit the target, let alone find the back of the net, during his first 18 months at Stamford Bridge, the Spaniard suddenly can’t stop scoring and has bagged 5 goals in his last 3 starts.
Torres has been rejuvenated by his former mentor at Liverpool, Rafael Benitez, but his hot-streak could be abruptly ended as quickly as it began – if the Blues land top target Radamel Falcao in January.
The Colombian is undoubtedly the most coveted striker in Europe at present and his form for Atletico Madrid so far this term has commentators ranking the Colombian in the same bracket as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Indeed, the 26-year-old has outscored Ronaldo so far this season (no easy feat), boasting a staggering 21 goals in 17 starts for Atletico.
According to the source, Chelsea are willing to break the bank to land Falcao and the thought of the powerful forward leading the line ahead of the talented triumvirate of Oscar, Juan Mata and Eden Hazard is a truly frightening.
That said, Real Madrid may yet have a say in Falcao’s future. Boss Jose Mourinho described the player as ‘forbidden fruit’ last month but Real have been continually linked with the former Porto man.
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