The Portuguese boss will sacrifice Torres for the Colombian.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is looking to improve the club’s failing strike force by selling Fernando Torres and bringing in Radamel Falcao from AS Monaco, according to the Express.
The 27-year-old only arrived in the Principality this summer for a club record £50m, after impressing at Atletico Madrid and FC Porto before that.
However, Mourinho understands that Falcao has failed to settle in Monaco and the 50-year-old travelled to watch the forward take on Belgium for Colombia in Brussels.
The South American netted in a 0-2 win over the Belgians, although the boss has insisted that the Portuguese coach was there to see Blues players Thibaut Courtois, Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku.
Getting the opportunity to watch Falcao in the flesh was not one Mourinho would pass up though, especially when the attackers currently at Stamford Bridge are under-performing.
Between Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o the three strikers have scored a combined total of nine goals in all competitions.
The Spaniard is the most prolific of the trio with five, but the 29-year-old has failed to meet expectations since making a £50m to the club in January 2011.
Since then Torres has never reached the heights that the forward showed at Liverpool and Atletico before that and Mourinho will sacrifice the Spain international to tempt Monaco into selling Falcao.
The Colombia international is likely to cost in the region of £52m, with the inclusion of the No.9 perhaps reducing that fee by around £20m.
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