Chelsea have signed Monaco striker Radamel Falcao on a season loan, despite the Colombian enduring a nightmare spell at Premier League rivals Man United last season.
The 29-year-old scored just four goals in 29 appearances for the Red Devils in the 2014-15 season and will once again link up with Brazilian forward Diego Costa, when the duo played together at Atletico Madrid.
Falcao told chelseafc.com that he is delighted to join the Premier League champions and hopes to help the club retain their number one status.
‘I am very happy to be joining Chelsea and can’t wait to start training and help with our aim of retaining the league title and being successful in Europe,” said the Colombia international.
The deal also sees Croatian midfielder Mario Pasalic head the other way to Monaco on a season-long loan and Falcao is the second signing for the champions, alongside Brazilian Nathan who joined from Atletico Paranaense in May.
The striker first broke onto the scene with Porto where he spent two seasons scoring 72 goals, before joining La Liga side Atletico Madrid in 2011, where he won the Europa League in 2012 before joining French side Monaco for €60m
However in January 2014, Falcao suffered a huge setback after damaging his anterior cruciate ligament resulting in him missing the 2014 World Cup for Colombia.
He is yet to re-find top form since returning from that injury after scoring just four goals at Man United and will hope for a better result this time around having joined champions Chelsea.