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AS Monaco reluctant to take Radamel Falcao back — report

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The buyer's remorse is real.

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Chelsea took Radamel Falcao and a huge chunk of his reportedly massive wages in the hopes that the Colombian striker could prove his worth to the footballing world following his failed spell at Manchester United last season. Unfortunately for the club, it seems that Falcao is already on his decline and even though the club might be looking to cut his loan deal short, Falcao's parent club AS Monaco aren't willing to take him back.

According to the Daily Mail, the Ligue 1 side who are currently hosting one of our loanees in Croatian midfielder Mario Pasalic are hesitant in having Falcao back at the club, which would require the team to pay his full £265,000-per-week wages once again. The wages are also a major stumbling block to any loan move that Falcao could make in January, since many of the clubs willing to take him can't afford the same financial hit that Chelsea endured to have the player in their squad.

At first, the Falcao move made (some) sense but in hindsight it would be better to give a chance to a youngster instead - coming either from the academy or the transfer market. It also doesn't help that Falcao currently takes one of our non-homegrown quotas in the squad and any reinforcement coming Chelsea's way in the next transfer window that doesn't fill this requirement demands a free space that, given these facts, won't be provided by him.  Looks like we're stuck with him (unless agent Mendes works some magic).