Villas-Boas wants Falcao as loan star
Andre Villas-Boas wants to take Radamel Falcao on loan at Zenit St Petersburg. The striker has struggled to make an impact at Chelsea where he was signed as understudy to Diego Costa and after a miserable loan season at Manchester United.
Villas-Boas had wanted to sign Falcao in the summer but the financial demands from his club Monaco, who still own the Colombia international, were prohibitive. But the former Chelsea manager now hopes to bring Falcao to Zenit once the January transfer window opens.
Villas-Boas has a strong relationship with Falcao and also wanted to bring him to Chelsea when he was appointed as manager in the summer of 2011. They worked together at Porto and enjoyed an undefeated treble-winning season including winning the Europa League. A move would reunite Falcao with the Brazilian Hulk. The pair scored 74 goals between them in one season at Porto.