Monaco have told Chelsea they want three of the west London’s best young players on loan in exchange for Radamel Falcao, according to reports in France.
Falcao has been heavily lined with a move to Stamford Bridge since last season finished and it appear as if an agreement to make him a Chelsea player, if only for one year on loan from Monaco, was close to being agreed.
Now the Ligue 1 club have demanded that in order to let one of their prized assets go on loan again, Falcao spent a frustrating and injury affected season at Manchester United last campaign, they would need three members of Chelsea’s impressive academy, including perhaps the most promising prospect of them all, Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Along with the midfielder Monaco also want defenders Nathan Ake and Andreas Christensen. Should Chelsea agree to such a deal then they would have to pull Nathan Ake out of a deal to join Middlesbrough- ChelseaNews24 reported that the Dutch defender was joining the Championship club on loan next season.
This proposition will test Chelsea’s determination to bed-in the abundance of talent they have in their academy. The club has made bringing in a striker its priority this summer transfer window after the departure of Didier Drogba and the impending one of Loic Remy. At least two of the players Monaco want, of which one is Ruben Loftus-Cheek, have been earmarked as possibilities for first team football at Chelsea next season.