Falcao fails in Atletico return bid
Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao was denied the chance to re-join Atletico Madrid on transfer deadline day.
The Colombia international, on a season-long from Monaco, was reportedly in the Spanish capital on Monday in the hope of sealing a return to La Liga.
However, those hopes were ended when a move to China fell through for Atletico’s Jackson Martinez.
Falcao has made just one Premier League start for Chelsea and his only goal in 15 appearances came as a substitute.
The 29-year-old arrived at Stamford Bridge last July having had a disappointing loan spell at Manchester United during the 2014-15 season.
He has not played for Chelsea since 31 October, was sidelined with a thigh injury at the start of November and suffered a recurrence of the problem in a training game in December.