The Blues had been in pole position to sign the prolific Colombian after agreeing to meet his £50.7m buyout clause, but have been trumped by the free-spending Ligue 1 new-boys.
This is no "u-turn", Falcao has 3rd-party ownership and doesn't get a say where he ends up. Like Hulk off to Zenit. LOL. Plus, Chelsea aren't allowed to outright purchase a 3rd-party owned player (Thanks to the Tevez/Mascherano debacle and the FA banning 3rd-party ownership. Chelsea got Luiz by giving Benfica money to buy out the 3rd-party ownership so they could then sign him outright). Makes sense that tax-exempt Monaco pay his hefty wages too. Young South American footballers who agree to these weird business deals so that teams like Porto can sign them are like cattle. Shooting themselves in the foot before their career's even taken off. I guess being stupidly rich makes up for potentially having to play for Monaco when you could have had your pick of Europe's elite.
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