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Chelsea, Monaco agree Falcao deal - report

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Sky Sports are reporting that the Radamel Falcao to Chelsea saga is about to come to an end. They're now the third source to report the deal done -- Portuguese TV and Duncan Castles were the first two over the last couple days -- so the end is surely near.

A happy end, if you're one of the ones who wanted the Colombian striker aboard. According to good old 'Sky Sources', the Blues have agreed a one-year loan deal with Monaco to add the former Porto and Atlético Madrid frontman to the ranks, similar to the arrangement Falcao had at Manchester United last year.

Until we get more details, we can only hope that it's not too similar: United paid a ridiculous loan fee and picked up the tab on Falcao's astronomical wages, for which he rewarded them with the grand total of four goals. A one year loan deal for silly money wouldn't be the end of the world so far as Chelsea are concerned, but you'd still want him to come as cheaply as possible -- committing resources to a player whose knees are labelled 'here be dragons' in surgical textbooks is rarely a great idea.

If the report is true, Falcao would replace the departing Didier Drogba, who will leave on a free transfer at the end of the month after helping us to our fourth Premier League title. Swapping out someone slowed down by age with someone slowed down by not really having functioning ligaments is fine, as long as it's cheap.

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