Colombian striker Radamel Falcao Garcia has become one of the most coveted strikers in recent years with several clubs like Barcelona and Chelsea chasing his signature. The 27-year-old is widely expected to leave Atletico Madrid at the end of the season. However, there have been no indication from the Spanish club towards the same until now. Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone, who has played a huge role in the revival of the club, has said that the Colombian is not irreplaceable, and has conceded that he may leave in the summer.

Chelsea are widely thought to be the heavily interested parties in his signature with many suggesting that Falcao may eventually replace Fernando Torres. This statement by the Atletico Madrid manager has intensified rumours that Falcao may be brought to Stamford Bridge in a swap deal involving the Spaniard. The 27-year-old has scored a spectacular 21 goals in just 25 league matches this season. Torres, meanwhile, is yet to hit double figures in the league this season. Simeone has pointed out to the fact that the club has had several great strikers in the past like Torres and Aguero, but they have been able to replace every one of them after they left.

He reckons that it may be the case with Falcao as well. “It is complicated, but it would be fabulous if he stayed. I am not his agent. I am not Falcao. Falcao has given me a lot and is a player with commitment, and I respect him a lot for that. The fans do not have to judge him after all he has given. [Fernando] Torres went and [Sergio] Aguero came, which was a risky bet. [Diego] Forlan went and Falcao came. If he does end up leaving, another competitive player will surely arrive,” said the manager.