Chelsea interested in Falcao and Torres swap

Atletico Madrid striker Falcao has emerged as a transfer target for Chelsea this summer and the Blues could tempt Madrid with former striker Fernando Torres, according to The Daily Star.

The Blues have sent representatives to watch the 25 year old this season and boss Andre Villas-Boas is eager to push through a deal. Villas-Boas worked with Falcao at former side Porto and is looking to add some firepower to his forward line after Torres’ poor form. The Chelsea striker has scored just six times since his move in January 2011 and has only just got back into the first team whilst Didier Drogba is at the African Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast.

Chelsea are prepared to cut their losses on record signing Torres, who moved from Liverpool for £50m, and make a bid for Falcao. Under Villas-Boas last season, the Colombian scored 33 goals in 36 outings and helped Porto to the Europa League. At Atletico, Falcao has scored 17 goals in 25 games and is a proven goalscorer.

Torres was formerly at Atletico Madrid before moving to Liverpool and could be interested in a switch back to his boyhood club. The 27 year old is still supported well by Chelsea fans, but their patience is running thin on how long it will take for Torres to become more proficient. Villas-Boas is looking to change the squad even more next season and could let Torres go in the deal with Falcao.

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