Manchester United misfit Radamel Falcao has been offered to Chelsea for next season.
The Colombian striker has flopped at Old Trafford since joining on a season-long loan move from Monaco.
Falcao has only scored four Premier League goals this season after struggling to regain his fitness following a cruciate knee ligament injury that ruled him out of last summer’s World Cup.
He appeared to say his goodbyes to the United supporters at the weekend when he was substituted in Sunday’s 1-1 stalemate with Arsenal.
Chelsea know all about ‘El Tigre’ having been on the receiving end of a 4-1 Super Cup hammering inspired by Falcao’s hat-trick for Atletico Madrid in 2012.
The 29-year-old shares an agent, the infamous Jorge Mendes, with Jose Mourinho and Monaco are keen to get the hitman’s £250,000-a-week wages off the books for another season.
Mourinho already has Loic Remy and Diego Costa as attacking options for next terms and the Blues are weighing up whether to offer Didier Drogba another contract.
Dominic Solanke has been touted as a potential addition to the first-team setup but GetWestLondon understands Mourinho considers the forward too young to be relied on.
Solanke may remain at Chelsea and train with the squad next season but is not expect to command a regular berth in the Champions' starting XI.
Patrick Bamford has been making waves at Middlesbrough this season but Mourinho has refused to discuss the Englishman’s future while he remains in the hunt for promotion.
Bamford could remain with Boro, under the guidance of Mourinho’s trusted friend Aitor Karanka, should they win a spot in the top flight in Monday’s showdown with Norwich at Wembley.