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Champions League winners Chelsea may not spend over the top for Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao, a Blues insider told ESPN. Chelsea are planning to be careful with their finances with UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules coming into effect.
Roman Abramovich is well-known for his spending power as Chelsea paid Liverpool a whopping Â£50 million for Fernando Torres in January 2011. The Blues also splurged heavily last summer, bringing in Eden Hazard for Â£32 million. But with Atletico slapping a hefty Â£48 million price tag on Falcao, Chelsea will be hesitant to spend big as they try to stay within the financial fair play limits.
The Chelsea source was quoted as saying, â€œChelsea will never pay such massive prices for a player again.â€
Manchester City and PSG have also been credited with an interest in the striker. However, the source added, â€œParis St Germain don't want him [Falcao], and [City boss Roberto] Mancini wants [Stevan] Jovetic.â€
The Atletico Madrid striker has been in heavy demand since scoring a wonderful hat-trick to destroy Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup. However, buyers are wary after Atletico Madrid set a Â£48 million price for his signature as the La Liga side attempt to solve their financial crisis after being cautioned by UEFA for failing to satisfy the Financial Fair Play rules.
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