Spanish journalist Guillem Balague usually gets a negative reaction from Chelsea fans with his praise for the likes of Rafael Benitez and Fernando Torres but he took a break from trolling Blues fans on Twitter to comment on some transfer speculation.
The tweet was in relation to Radamel Falcao, a long term target of Chelsea’s, Balague said:
“Do you know who is also in London? Miguel Angel Gil, the big boss at Atletico de Madrid talking to clubs about Falcao for next summer.”
He didn’t really expand on the matter as the tweet came at the end of some words about Alvaro Negredo, who is expected to switch Sevilla for Tottenham this month, but it is worth mentioning as Falcao is the object of desire as far as forwards go for Chelsea fans.
Demba Ba looks like a good signing, especially for the price, and should help see us through the season but it is clear to me that Fernando Torres has not future at Stamford Bridge and if Miguel Angel Gil is in London to discuss Falcao’s future then you know he isn’t speaking to Spurs or Arsenal, so it could only be in relation to a move to Chelsea.
Also, Atletico have always maintained that Falcao’s release clause has to be met if he’s to leave Stamford Bridge but they will be concerned over who to replace him with. If these meetings are taking place, and this is pure speculation on my part, they’d have to be about more than Chelsea agreeing to meet the fee which makes me wonder if there’s any possibility that Torres could be included in the deal as was once the theory. He’s still a popular figure among the Atletico support and if the fans are to lose Falcao then replacing him with Torres could be an important political move by their board.
However, Balague has proven to be unreliable in the past and it’s best to take this one with a pinch of salt. Thought it was still worth mentioning though.