‘Chelsea should sign Falcao if Torres continues to struggle’

Chelsea should consider bringing in Radamel Falcao to replace Fernando Torres if the Spain striker continues to toil

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Fernando Torres netted 11 goals for Chelsea last season Photo: The Sport Review

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Chelsea should consider cutting their losses over £50m striker Fernando Torres and sign Radamel Falcao as his replacement, according to Ruud Gullit.

Torres has struggled to live up to his hefty price-tag since swapping Liverpool for Stamford Bridge in January 2011, managing just 19 goals in 81 appearances for the Blues.

The Spaniard joined the west Londoners after having earned a reputation as one of Europe’s most prolific forwards at Liverpool, where he netted 81 goals in 142 outings.

Chelsea have been linked with a move for highly-rated Atletico Madrid forward Falcao in recent months, and former Blues striker Gullit believes the Colombian would be the perfect replacement for a stuttering Torres.

“If he can’t still do it at Chelsea, then they are going to have to look somewhere else. I think Falcao is a very good striker,” Gullit told the Daily Mail.

“I said at the beginning of the season that Chelsea might need another striker but obviously they wanted to give Torres a chance. If he has taken it, I don’t know.”

Gullit admits it is a “mystery” to him why Torres has been unable to rediscover his goal-scoring touch at Stamford Bridge.

“What he did in the past with Atletico, and Liverpool especially, was unbelievable,” added Gullit. “For some reason he can’t do it at Chelsea, it’s a mystery to me.”

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