Zenit St. Petersburg are set to make a summer bid for Monaco striker Radamel Falcao, according to Daily Mail.
After a string of poor performances for United this season and a lack of playing time under Louis van Gaal, Falcao was sent back to Ligue 1 side Monaco last week.
Having signed on a one-year loan deal last summer, the Colombian was fully expected to secure a permanent move to United, but failed to live up to their expectations, scoring just four goals.
Super agent Jorge Mendes has recently stated that the former Atletico Madrid striker would join an ‘elite’ club and it is understood that he is now working on a potential move to either Chelsea, where boss Jose Mourinho is very keen.
Mendes has close connections with Blues boss Mourinho after the latter’s time at Real Madrid and the Portuguese agent is now trying to convince him to sign Falcao and give him a chance in English football.
However, Chelsea have now been joined in their interest by Russian side Zenit, who are managed by former Blues boss Villas-Boas.
Juventus are also interested, whilst Tottenham Hotspur have been linked.