Chelsea would be required to cough up £38m if they choose to sign Radamel Falcao on a permanent basis, it has been revealed.
Whistle blowing website, Football Leaks have published documents signed between Falcao, Chelsea and Monaco, that the player would be transferred for a sum of £37,844,328 payable in two installments if they were to make the deal permanent.
The Colombia striker had a similar deal when he joined Manchester United on loan two summers ago, but the Old Trafford club failed to exercise that option after the player’s hugely unsuccessful spell at the club.
He joined Chelsea thereafter, but has suffered yet another disappointing campaign, scoring just once in 13 games and Chelsea are very unlikely to commit to the deal.
Falcao was regarded as the world’s best striker just a few years ago but suffered a knee injury in January 2014, and struggled for form ever since.
He was brought to Stamford Bridge by Jose Mourinho, who felt he could revive the striker’s fortunes, but failed, before he was fired and Falcao’s case hasn’t been helped either as he has spent almost as much time with the doctors as he has spent on the pitch.