Chelsea chief executive Gourlay coy on Falcao link

The Blues board member remained non-committal on the club being in the race to get the Colombian star over to Stamford Bridge...

By Rahul Bali

Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay has refused to spill the beans on the club’s interest in signing Atletico Madrid striker Falcao.

The 26-year old has scored 43 goals in 54 appearances for the Rojiblancos and scored a spectacular hat-trick in the UEFA Super Cup triumph over the reigning European champions last month.

With the departure of Didier Drogba this summer, Chelsea have failed to sign a replacement for the Ivorian, which meant that they only have Fernando Torres and Daniel Sturridge as the recognised strikers.

Earlier this month, had exclusively revealed of Manchester City leading Chelsea in the race to sign Atletico Madrid star Radamel Falcao for €60 million in January.

“There's enough written in the media linking Chelsea to a lot of players so I wouldn't want to add to any of that speculation here,” Gourlay told at the International Football Arena Roundtable at Delhi.

“Atletico played very well and deserved the victory. We're very happy with the squad we've got and we're all now focussed on the challenges that lay ahead of us this season,” he added.

Falcao has been linked with Manchester City and Chelsea

Chelsea have made a fantastic start to the Premier League this season as they top the tables with ten points from four matches. However they have lost to Manchester City in the Community Shield and Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup already.

On being asked specifically as to whether the absence of a third striker, apart from Torres and Sturridge, would come to hurt the club as they aim to do well on multiple fronts, Gourlay insisted that the club is satisfied with its business in the summer transfer window.

“We're very pleased with the squad as it stands and with our start to the Premier League season, but it is just the beginning and there's a long way to go. We aim, as we always do, to be there at the end challenging for trophies.”

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