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Thursday 21 August 2014

Luiz: Falcao would fit at Chelsea

Published 15/11/2012 | 18:24

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Radamel Falcao has been linked with a move away from Atletico Madrid

David Luiz thinks Radamel Falcao would be an excellent addition to the Chelsea squad.

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The Blues are one of a number of clubs reportedly interested in signing Colombia striker Falcao, who has scored 10 goals for Atletico Madrid this season. With Fernando Torres still struggling to find the form he displayed during the peak period of his Liverpool career, Falcao could be just the player the Blues need to boost their Barclays Premier League title bid.

The 26-year-old is thought to have a hefty release fee clause in his contract, but Luiz thinks Chelsea would be an ideal destination for the player. "He would fit perfectly in to the squad," Luiz told Brazilian media after the country's draw against Colombia in the United States on Wednesday night.

"We would all be happy (if he signed) because Falcao would undoubtedly be a great player for our team."

Luiz said of Falcao, according to Terra.com: "He is very difficult to stop. He is an excellent striker."

The Blues have also been linked with a bid for Juventus' Stephan Lichtsteiner, but his agent has played down talk of the Swiss right-back moving to Stamford Bridge.

"I don't know where these rumours come from," his agent and father Marko Lichtsteiner told calciomercato.it. "Stephan is happy at Juventus: they are first in the league and we hope they get through the (group) round in the Champions League.

"He wants to stay, he has no intention of leaving Turin and there is no reason to do it. He has no problems with (the coach). They are two people who have a strong characters and always want to win. If the club has other ideas for Stephan, I don't know."

Meanwhile the agent of Fluminense defender Wallace has claimed Chelsea are on the verge of signing the 18-year-old Brazilian. His representative Frederico Moraes told Italian radio station Centro Suono Sport: "There are very advanced negotiations with Chelsea and the signature is almost certain.

"If Wallace goes to Chelsea, he will be playing there. I had contact with Roma and many other Italian clubs, but that was a long time ago. I rule out the possibility of a loan (from Chelsea to Roma). If he joins Chelsea he will play for the Blues."

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