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Monaco won’t offer ex-Chelsea centre-back Ricardo Carvalho a new contract, the French side have confirmed on their official website.

The 38-year-old has been recently crowned Champion of Europe with Portugal and played with the Blues from 2004 to 2010 collecting 135 appearances at the Stamford Bridge.

He won 3 Premier League titles with Chelsea during his great experience under Josè Mourinho, Avraham Grant, Felipe Scolari and Carlo Ancelotti.

An official statement read: “Out of contract since June 30, Ricardo Carvalho will not continue this season in the Monaco shirt.”

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Chelsea have released some first-team players this week after opting not to renew their contracts.

Radamel Falcao, Alexandre Pato and goalkeeper Marco Amelia had contracts up until the 30th June and the Blues have decided that they have no use for the players and have allowed them to leave the club.

Colombian international Falcao joined on a season long loan last year from Monaco. He scored just one goal in 12 games for Chelsea but he spent most of the season sidelined due to injury.

Brazlilan forward Pato joined in January on an emergency 3-month loan from Corinthians when the London club were in desperate need for a striker. He managed just one goal during his time and that came against relegated Aston Villa when he scored from the penalty spot.

Marco Amelia, the 34-year-old goalkeeper never made it to the first team after he joined in 2015 on a free transfer.

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Former Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao is set to come back to his former club Monaco, the player has confirmed via social platforms.

The Colombian star played just 36 games in his two spells at Manchester United and Chelsea, scoring just five goals, 4 at Old Trafford and just one at Stamford Bridge.

Falcao has been heavily linked with a move to Middlesbrough, but he has confirmed he is coming back ‘home’ to Monaco with this Instagram post:


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Manchester United and Chelsea flop Radamel Falcao was linked with Middlesbrough.

Falcao, 30, made just 10 Premier League appearances last season and scored only one goal, spending most of the season to recover from muscular injuries.

His parent club is still Monaco, who signed him from Atletico Madrid in a €40m deal in 2013.

He was then loaned to the two Premier League top clubs but failed to make an impact after his performances worsened after his cruciate ligament injury in early 2014.

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James Rodriguez looks ready to leave Real Madrid after an unhappy and frustrating second season in Spain.

James has only appeared 19-times in top flight football for Real Madrid and a fall-out with French boss Zinedine Zidane is seemingly the reason for his exile.

The Colombian international moved from Monaco in 2014 for £60m after some very promising performances and has been linked with the Premier League in recent months, Chelsea have shown great interest in signing the 24-year-old.

A promise of regular football could be the key to securing the services of James Rodriguez.

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River Plate are reportedly ready to bid to take Chelsea man Radamel Falcao back at his former club.

Argentine president Rodolfo D’Onofrio reportedly wants to re-sign the Colombian International but all depends on Falcao’s will.

He told Marca: “Six months ago I contacted Falcao via some friends that we have in common, to see if he was eager to return to River. At the time, he told me that he wanted to continue in Europe, something which is understandable, as he is at a big club (Chelsea) and earning astronomical figures,”

“He is the one who must decide if he intends to return to River, as D’Alessandro and Cavenaghi did at the time. Everything depends on his decision. If Falcao has made the decision to return to River, the doors are open. It would be really nice to have him at the club again.”

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Radamel Falcao told NBC’s ProSoccerTalk he would like to play in Major League Soccer after his Chelsea loan, even though his immediate future is in Europe.

The 30-year-old Colombia international striker said: “Some other Colombian players are playing in Major League Soccer and obviously the big stars like Andrea Pirlo, Kaka and Giovani dos Santos.”

“I never say no but in this moment I am thinking about Europe and my performances here, I think I have more years to fight in these leagues.”

Falcao added: “I follow the league. In England they are showing the games and I have some friends who play in there who I played with in River Plate or Porto like Higuain or Valeri.”

“Some other Colombian players are playing in Major League Soccer and obviously the big stars like Andrea Pirlo, Kaka or Giovani dos Santos. I think MLS could be bigger than now because they have everything they need to become an even stronger league and become even more competitive.”

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AS Monaco’s Vice President Vadim Vasilyev has said that there were plans for striker Radamel Falcao to return to France before his injury recurred.

The Colombian has scored just once for Chelsea since joining from the French side in the summer, with a recurring thigh injury meaning Falcao hasn’t started a game for the Blues since the end of October.

However Vasilyev has now revealed that the 29-year old was due to return halfway through this season, and possibly then sold in an attempt to recoup some of the reported £60 million paid for him in 2013.

But, after Falcao returned to Monaco for an assessment on his injury, the idea was abandoned:

“It’s true that we had a lot of exchanges, several times, with Falcao,” Vasilyev told RMC. “The first idea was that he might return to Monaco to play the second half of the season.

“He came here, he was assessed by the doctors. Unfortunately, yes, he’s injured.

“I don’t want to get into the medical situation but in the end we took the decision that it’s better, for the moment, that he stays with Chelsea.”

Falcao has struggled to recreate the form he showed before a serious cruciate ligament injury in 2012, and Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink has previously hinted that he could leave the club, despite the Blues having only one fit striker.

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Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao could return to parent club Monaco due to his persistent thigh injury.

The Colombian joined the Blues on a season-long loan from the Ligue 1 side after a relatively unimpressive season at Premier League rivals Manchester United, but has found the net just once as injury has blighted his campaign thus far.

Falcao’s last appearance for Chelsea was the 1-3 loss to Liverpool on October 29th.

The former Atletico Madrid striker flew to Monaco’s training complex on Wednesday for an assessment on his thigh injury, a recurrence of which will keep him sidelined for at least another week. He returned to Chelsea’s Cobham training ground on Thursday.

However, it is understood Falcao is asking for his loan to be cut short, so he can return to France.

It is believed that the striker, who has never been able to recreate the form he showed before a serious knee injury in 2014, wants first team football – something Chelsea can’t provide with Diego Costa and Loic Remy the top two strikers at Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea have turned down an offer of £35 million from Monaco for Jose Mourinho, according to reports in the English press this morning.

The Mail says that the Ligue 1 club, who have reportedly sought Mourinho’s services in the past, are hoping to benefit from Chelsea’s terrible start to the season.

The Blues are currently 15th in the Premiership table- 14 points behind leaders Man City- having won just three matches all season. There is unprecedented pressure on Jose Mourinho with rumours of an imminent sacking.

Monaco, the parent club of on loan Chelsea forward Radamel Falcao, have reportedly offered a way out of the mess by buying out Mourinho’s contract- roughly £35-40 million- but Chelsea have flatly refused, according to the Mail. 

Mourinho has said over and over again that he has no intention of leaving Chelsea. The club for its part released a statement a few weeks ago stating their support for the Portuguese. ChelseaNews24 reported yesterday that former Chelsea forward Andriy Shevchenko claims Mourinho retains the support of owner Roman Abramovich.

Should the Mail be correct then it is yet another sign that Mourinho will not be leaving Chelsea any time soon.


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