Radamel Falcao is closer than ever to joining Chelsea after Mario Pasalic began talks with Monaco as part of the deal, according to Gianluca di Marzio.
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 earlier this 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.
And, it is understood that the Falcao is now edging extremely close to a summer move to Stamford Bridge, where a £5m loan deal is said to have been agreed, pending Mario Pasalic’s contract talks with Monaco over a loan to the French side.
Pasalic joined Chelsea in 2014 but spent his first season on loan with Spanish side Elche.