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Chinese club want to acquire Chelsea, Manchester United flop

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Brazilian midfielder Ramires has just left Chelsea to play for Jiangsu Suning, and he might not be alone. According to Sportsitalia - via Deportes RCN, the Chinese side are also willing to pay Colombian striker Radamel Falcao's wages to have the player at the club.

The club had reportedly offered approximately £4.9 million in annual wages to another Colombian player in Fredy Guarín, but the midfielder moved from Inter Milan to Shanghai Shenhua instead. Having just broken the record for the most expensive transfer move in Chinese football history, it seems that the side still have plenty of money left on their bank.

One of the major difficulties found by Monaco this season in regards to Falcao's situation was to find a club willing to take part of his reported £265,000-per-week wages. Manchester United and Chelsea were willing to take Falcao and part of his salary, but his spells in England so far certainly haven't assured anyone in Europe that the striker is worth taking a similar hit in their financial books.

Falcao still has two-and-a-half years left on his Monaco contract, and if his parent club don't want the player anymore the best course of action might be to convince him to move to China. Certainly a step down for someone who was once considered one of the best strikers in the world.

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