Mourinho: I can get the best out of Falcao

The Chelsea manager says it "hurts" him that the British football public have got the wrong impression of the Colombia striker, and wants to help him regain his prolific form
Jose Mourinho says he will relish the opportunity to help Radamel Falcao get back to his best form if the striker signs for Chelsea.

Mourinho is the driving force behind the Blues' interest in Falcao as he believes he can help return him to the prolific form he showed at Porto and Atletico Madrid.

Mourinho has now confirmed as much in public, telling DirecTv Sports: "It really hurts me that people in England believe that Falcao is the guy they saw at Manchester United.

"He's a player I know, one that I've followed since Atletico Madrid and if I can help Falcao arrive at his level I will do it."

Falcao is keen to stay in the Premier League and wants to link up with Mourinho at Stamford Bridge after leaving Manchester United at the end of last season.

United did not take up the option-to-buy clause in the Colombian's one-year loan deal from Monaco after he failed to make a positive impact for Louis van Gaal's side.

The 29-year-old scored just four goals in 26 Premier League games and it was reported halfway through the campaign that his relationship with Van Gaal had deteriorated following a number of clashes.