There is news in the Telegraph today that Chelsea are getting very close to getting Colombian striker Radamel Falcao to Stamford Bridge on loan next week with an option to buy next summer, but the London club want the 29 year-old to take a wage cut before they seal the season-long loan deal for the Monaco striker.
Falcao is on £265K/week wages at Monaco – how ridiculous is that?
Radamel Falcao – while at Manchester United last season
One of the reasons Monaco are trying to unload the player is because he’s the highest wage earner at the club, and they are expected to be in trouble with the UEFA Financial Fair Play restrictions
The Telegraph is reporting the negotiations have been going on for two weeks now, and Chelsea are serious in trying to get the striker to Stamford Bridge, presumably as a replacement for Didier Drogba who has left the club.
The deal is said to be 90% done and that could be good news for Newcastle’s pursuit of Charlie Austin, because Chelsea were also rumored to be after the QPR hit-man.
Chelsea could still need another striker if they allow Loic Remy to leave the club, but the Telegraph are reporting the Blues may go after Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann if the French striker does leave.
Loic wants out because he didn’t play enough at Stamford Bridge last season, and that should be a message to Charlie that he would not get a lot of games in London.
With Diego Costa and Radamel Falcao at the club, and with Jose Mourinho preferring to play just one striker up front, would mean that Austin would not get many starts at the Premier League Champions.
And in any case Charlie can be a hero at Newcastle, and he’s been told that by a number of people associated with Newcastle – including his team-mate Joey Barton.
It’s vital that Newcastle get Charlie Austin signed up this summer asap.
He would be a fantastic signing for us.
What do you think?