Chelsea has signed Radamel Falcao on loan for the upcoming season. Falcao, 29, is owned by AS Monaco but spent last season on loan with Manchester United. He was deemed a real bust after only scoring four goals in 26 Premier League appearances for United, who opted not to use the buyout option on the Colombian striker.
Chelsea will now take a gamble on the former Atletico Madrid and Porto player. Falcao said to Chelsea’s website that “I am very happy to be joining Chelsea and can’t wait to start training and help with our aim of retaining the league title and being successful in Europe.”
It’s now up to manager Jose Mourinho to help Falcao regain his confidence and find his scoring touch one more. The loan deal does include a buyout option, but at the time of this writing the actual figure that Chelsea would have to pay Monaco is not known.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 3, 2015
Inter Milan has been in a shopping mode this offseason, signing players like Geoffrey Kondogbia and Miranda, and the club has now signed defender Martin Montoya on loan from FC Barcelona. Montoya, 24, will be joining Inter on a season-long loan that includes a buyout option. Montoya played eight games for Barcelona last season.
Inter president Erick Thohir had the following to say about the team’s latest signing on the team’s website: “It’s a pleasure for us to welcome Martin Montoya to Inter. I met him at the airport and my first impression was excellent. Our squad is becoming stronger by the day and our aim is to keep on getting better and better. ”
River Plate is bringing back three club legends in Javier Saviola, 33, Pablo Aimar, 35, and Lucho Gonzalez, 34. All three players got their breakthrough with River Plate before heading out to Europe for bigger clubs. Saviola is coming back after 14 years abroad, representing clubs like FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Benfica. Aimar has spent 15 years away from River Plate, and spent most of his time in Europe with Valencia and Benfica. Gonzalez spent 10 years in Europe, playing for teams like Marseille and Porto.
— River Plate (@CARPoficial) June 30, 2015
The Daily Star reports that Manchester United are interested in Everton defender Seamus Coleman. After losing out on both Dani Alves and Nathaniel Clyne, manager Louis van Gaal has his eyes set on Coleman. The 26-year-old right back is van Gaal’s main target now and it’s reported that he’s willing to give up Johnny Evans and cash in a deal to get Coleman.
Everton has been pretty adamant about not selling Coleman, but maybe they will come around if the get Evans in the deal in addition to some cash.
Coleman played 42 games for Everton last season and he’s also the first choice at right back for the Irish national team. Despite being a defender, Cole scored five goals last season.
AC Milan has signed Brazilian striker Luiz Adriano to a five-year contract. Milan paid around $9 million for the 28-year-old forward from Shakhtar Donetsk in the Ukrainian league. Adriano spent eight years in the Ukraine and scored 77 goals in 162 appearances. He also has four caps for the Brazilian national team, but was not selected to the Copa America squad that went to Chile this summer.
Milan is making some big changes after a terrible 2014-2015 season that saw the classic club finish in 10th place in Serie A. The team also has signed Colombian striker Carlos Bacce from Spanish side Sevilla.
— AC Milan (@acmilan) July 2, 2015