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Report: Radamel Falcao on the verge of signing with Atletico Madrid

The Colombian's time at Chelsea, and England, has been insufferable and reports have emerged of a return to the Vicente Calderon

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With just four hours to go in the transfer marker, rumours have begun circulating, with the help of the Telegraph, that Radamel Falcao is on the verge of competing a deal to return to Atletico Madrid and he has already boarded a plane and either landed or is very close to landing in the Capital of Spain.

Just when I had resigned myself to the fact that Colin Kazim-Richards to Celtic was the biggest news story of the day, they go and reel me back in with a report that Radamel Falcao set to return to the club where he won the Player of the Year award in 2012.

Two failed transfers, an ACL rupture, a missed World Cup and countless shattered dreams later and Falcao could be returning to the Vicente Calderon? This, my friends, is the kind of thing that Jorge Mendes' dreams are made of.

Falcao's time at Chelsea has been marred by poor form, lack of game time and an injury meaning he has not featured for the club since October of last year. He scored one time for Chelsea having joined on loan

Atletico Madrid do need goals but Falcao have proven that he can no longer guarantee them and his wages are no doubt expansive. Chelsea, however, might be willing to compensate for the overdraft in an effort to get rid of the player having signed Pato early last week.

Simeone already has an ageing Torres, an out-of-form Colombian in Jackson Martinez and this deal seems unlikely. Who are we to allow the truth get in the way of a good rumour, though?