Chelsea have signed Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan deal from Monaco, with Blues youngster Mario Pasalic moving in the opposite direction as part of the agreement.
The Barclays Premier League champions have the option to buy the Colombian striker at the end of next season if he impresses at Stamford Bridge.
The forward recently endured a disastrous campaign at Manchester United, notching just four goals in 26 league outings in an expensive loan spell. He is currently on a five-month goal drought.
Champions League Official Handle on Twitter Tweeted:-However, he has been given a second shot at life in the Premier League with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believing a loan deal to be worth the risk.
‘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,’ Falcao said.
The 29-year-old arrived at Old Trafford last summer as one of the most feared strikers in Europe but a anterior crucicate ligament injury suffered while playing for Monaco seemed to take its toll.
United turned down the chance to sign Falcao on a permanent deal, or to extend his loan, allowing Mourinho to step in to boost his strikeforce following the departure of Didier Drogba.