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Seemingly, our pursuit of the Atletico Madrid striker, Radamel Falcao, could see a compromise reached.

Reports, from some sources, indicate that Chelsea are prepared to meet the buy-out clause in the strikers contract but to help swing the deal Chelsea would also be willing to include the talented young Belgian keeper Atletico already have from us on loan, Thibaut Courtois, in the deal.

Good idea or bad idea - you decide!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Tuesday February 12 2013
Time: 4:38PM


Chelsea are going to meet his buyout and add a player? Why on earth would anyone think that's a good idea? If you meet his buyout, they have no choice but to sell anyway. Clearly a rubbish story. I'd much rather keep Courtois and go for a different centre forward option (e.g. Lewandowski) than pay over the odds for Falcao anyway. Especially when we're just going to refuse to extend his contract after three years anyway (he's already 27). The only players on the planet worth the kind of fuss people are making over Falcao are Ronaldo and Messi.
Slein Jinn
12/02/2013 16:53:00
I think it could potentially be a good idea. But it depends on the valuation they put on Courtois. As things are looking at the moment, I dont think it is high enough. Chelsea needs to play hardball with Atletico over Courtois valuation
12/02/2013 16:55:00
We should have a sell-on clause for Courtois in the deal too
12/02/2013 16:59:00
Would love to get Falcao but not if Courtois is part of the price to pay. Top GKs are like gold dust, harder to come by even than top strikers and Courtois can be a top GK for us for 15 years, would be madness to let him go. Use Torres as the bait for Falcao (I genuinely think that £15-20m + Torres could be a good deal for Chelsea, Atleti and both players) but certainly not TC!
12/02/2013 17:10:00
would be the most stupid thing the club has ever done.Courtois is much more important than a 27 year old falcao.Just look at manure and how they tried to replace schmeicel,they went through barthez,howard,carroll (i think thats all) until they got van der sar and now they are back to searching and that hasn't gone all that well with de gea.So once cech hangs up his gloves i dont want us to be in a situation like utd were and are.Forget falcao and get courtois signed up to a proper deal as its alot easier to get a top striker than a top keeper.
12/02/2013 17:15:00
Well I don't know what to make of this, but my guts is telling me its bullsheit, TC would be the best keeper in about two years if properly nutured, but falcao can be another bananna skin for us, he is not as hot as he was in the first half of the season and besides he is getting old, to deal courtois for the sake of falcao is foolish, we can get schurlle and any fine striker in the summer that will put the ball in the net 7/10 times and Ba can do that, get schurlle and facundo farreya, both will cost about 35m max and we are sorted in the striking department along with lukaku for the next decade
12/02/2013 17:17:00
There is talk of a decent german keeper now, I guess in leverkusen( not sure) who is touted to take over from neuer very soon, he is getting suitors by the day, I'll be back with his name soon
12/02/2013 17:19:00
Bad idea. Bring back Lukaku and let him develop with Ba. Sell Torres to anyone who will take him. Keep Courtois by offering a pay bump, even if that means CFC has to loan him and pay part of his salary. If they're willing to do that for Benayoun, it's absurd not to do w a player as young and as talented as Courtois. Let the lad stay where he's happy for another year, then loan him to a BPL side after that. By then, I think it will be time to give Cech some real competition. Anyway, that's what I would do.
12/02/2013 17:21:00
No one will remove Neuer from the starting role for Germany, desmond. I don't see that happening at all. Neuer is too good and far too established a presence in that side.
12/02/2013 17:23:00
@radio, a friend told me about a certain stegen of mondeglabach, look him up and u'll see that he will be challenging neuer soon, loew is really interested in him from what I learnt
12/02/2013 17:48:00
@radio, this link would make u know a little about him, he is part of the best top exciting german
12/02/2013 17:50:00
The link is before the euros, but my pal told me his stock have even risen this season
12/02/2013 17:53:00
Bad deal , if we let go of courtois I will go crazy
12/02/2013 17:57:00
if this deal happen then chelsea board wil be foolish dumbest board in the whole world....and overhyped striker with crazy asking price for 28 years old...who has reached his peak at atmadrid and will reach his flop peak if he sign at chelsea...honestly he is not that worth only there are far better player than him....courtious is one of thr best keeper in the world and chelsea will be idiot to let him go....hope this fecking saga of falco get over let anzi or psg sign him...dont want that 45 million flop waste here at chelsea...
12/02/2013 18:07:00
I know our board members havent exactly covered themselves in glory with some recent deals and everyone here knows i adore Radamel Falcao but if true this is senseless. Courtois has the potential to be easily in the top 5 goalies in the world in a few cannot find replacements for that kind of talent. If we are serious about getting the buy out clause and that should be it. He is not like the greedy Hulk..he is a down to earth Colombian lad and City are way more interested in Cavani, Neymar and possibly even Ronaldo. I dont see us having that much competition for Falcao in the summer if we can just secure a top 3-4 finish. As someone mentioned he will be 27 by then meaning his first contract with us may well be the only one he ever gets anyway (if he were wise he should insist it be a 5yr deal which would take him to 32). Hopefully this is just idle drivel because if it turns out to be true then the whole board needs to be fired for rank incompetence.
12/02/2013 18:08:00
I appreciate the link, but that doesn't mean he'll be dislodging Neuer any time soon! But it's always good to be aware of young talent. I just wonder why Germany is producing so many great keepers!
12/02/2013 18:09:00
How do we tell Roman this is another mistake that we will regret. The boy had enough Thibauting for Atletico, he need to start Curtoising for CFC next season especially when Petr Cech is now injury prone more than ever
12/02/2013 18:10:00
@radio, I am wondering why they are producing so many young talents!!!!!! Evrywhere on the pitch not only keepers!!! They are really great athletes
12/02/2013 18:12:00
Desmond,i Know about Ter Stegen,...He is young and very good but Courtois is better. I dont want us to buy Falcao. Athletico are just trying to rip us off. Im with Radio on this one. Leave him there for one more year,bring him to the bpl for a season after that and then integrate him into the team,Cech should be 2years older by then and he should be ready. Losing him doesnt make any sense.
12/02/2013 18:17:00
Dont want falcao-another torres in the making, 27, we would become a one man team, makes no sense in terms of financial fair play incoming and why would we want to loose a player like courtois- it says something when barca want him: this guy could be better than cech: i would much rather see lukaku or another young striker develop into a falcao than just buy the finished product, as a fan that would give mw more pride in my club. There is nothing wrong with buying the odd clads player but this is far too risky and would prove that our board are not "football" people
12/02/2013 18:20:00
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