Chelsea should swap Torres for Falcao, says former boss Gullit

Ruud Gullit believes Chelsea should let Fernando Torres leave the club and replace him with the in-demand Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao, according to the Daily Mail.

Torres has had an unhappy time at Stamford Bridge since his £50m move in January 2011, scoring only 19 goals in the nearly two years since the transfer. The forward originally had to compete with Didier Drogba for the role as Chelsea’s lone striker but the Ivory Coast international moved on in the summer, yet Torres has struggled to flourish even in his rival’s absence. The Mail suggests the club are losing patience with their wayward Spaniard.

Gullit added that he was at a loss to explain why Torres has been unable to recapture the form he displayed in his early Liverpool performances, but called on his former club to show the player the door if he is not contributing. A move for Falcao has long been mooted, with a price of £48m discussed.

If [Torres] can’t still do it at Chelsea, then they are going to have to look somewhere else. I think Falcao is a very good striker,” Gullit added.

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