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Mourinho keen on signing Falcao

Radamel Falcao (left) in action for Colombia.
Radamel Falcao (left) in action for Colombia.

LONDON 8- Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed the club are keen on signing a striker in the off-season, fueling speculation of a move for Radamel Falcao.

Falcao endured a tough spell on loan at Manchester United this season, netting just four goals in 29 appearances in what was a miserable time at Old Trafford for the Colombian.

Having since returned to the Stade Louis II, Falcao has now emerged as a target for the Blues and Mourinho has hinted that the 29-year-old could be amongst their plans in the transfer window as they look to replace Didier Drogba.

“We have to buy a striker because we want to have three strikers of a good level,” the former Porto boss told the Sunday Times.

‘We do not want to have just one. Then you lose a good position on the negotiation table.

“We will be better. I don’t see our team losing players. I don’t see our team losing our qualities, especially our mental, emotional approach to matches, to the season, to the competition.

“It will be difficult to find players to go straight into the team. Because it’s not easy to find a better striker than Diego (Costa), a better keeper than (Thibaut) Courtois, a better midfield player than (Nemanja) Matic or (Cesc) Fabregas.

“This season is about improving the squad, bringing players to make us more consistent, so we don’t go through difficult periods like last season when we had crucial injuries.

“We have to try and protect that situation by adding two or three players.”