One of the most questionable deals Chelsea have made in the last few years might be close to an end. According to Le Parisien (via Sport Witness) Colombian striker Radamel Falcao went to his parent club AS Monaco this week, in a secret visit that was kept hidden even to other Monaco players. Tinted windows, high security, like something out of a spy novel.
There's a corroborating report in La Provence as well, apparently.
Radamal Falcao has definitely travelled to Monaco, as reported by La Provence. No confirmation of cancellation of the loan deal as yet. #cfc— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) January 7, 2016
Le Parisien claims that the reasons for Falcao's visit to Monaco's training ground were to update and assess the striker's lingering injuries, as well as to talk about his move back to France in the current transfer window. This just had to be done in person, of course, because why not. There's no mention of from where Monaco might conjure the money that they couldn't previously afford to pay to him. It was previously reported that Monaco had asked Chelsea to find a new loan club for Falcao before they would agree to a recall (be that in Europe or in America), but there's no mention of that either.
Standing in 2nd place in Ligue 1, Monaco see Falcao as one of the players who might help them climb the league table - although they're currently 19 points behind Paris Saint-Germain at the top, so how much climbing they could realistically do may in fact not be much.
At Chelsea, Falcao has hardly made a case to justify his transfer or his enormous wages, which reportedly amount to £265,000 per week and would have to be fully paid by Monaco if the striker returns to the team. Monaco hope that Falcao can get his career back on track (again), and I'm sure Chelsea wouldn't be opposed to his return to Ligue 1 at all.