Chelsea duo Filipe Luis and Willian have spoken positively regarding Radamel Falcao's seemingly imminent move to Stamford Bridge, with both players adamant in their belief that such a deal would help the club achieve yet more success.
The AS Monaco striker – previously prolific during profitable spells at both FC Porto and Atletico Madrid – has seen his stock fall rather drastically over recent months, with a season-long loan spell at Manchester United in 2014/15 yielding a dismal return of just four goals in 29 appearances and leading the club to decline an opportunity to sign him permanently.
Despite those high-profile struggles, though, Falcao appears eager to remain in England and recent reports from BBC Sport have claimed Chelsea are on the verge of securing his signature on a similar loan deal after manager Jose Mourinho admitted his willingness to help the 29-year-old restore his reputation.
Chelsea do have a glaring need to strengthen their strikeforce during the upcoming transfer window, despite Diego Costa impressing hugely following his £32m ($51m) switch from Atletico Madrid in July 2014.
Didier Drogba will bid farewell to the club for a second time later in June, with his one-year contract due to expire, and the future of Loic Remy has also been subject to doubt with the French international said to be seeking assurances over his role next season.
While many will legitimately question if Falcao remains capable of repeating the form that once made him one of the world's most revered goalscorers, two of his future teammates have no doubt as to the positive impact such a move would have at Chelsea as they seek to win more silverware next term.
"I played with Radamel Falcao at Atletico and he is a great player. I'm not sure if it's official but I'm sure that he would be very welcome and it would help Chelsea a lot to win trophies," Filipe Luis was quoted as saying by the London Evening Standard after Brazil lost an ill-tempered Copa America Group C fixture against Colombia in Santiago, Chile.
Willian added: "Falcao is a great player a striker that knows how to score and I'm sure it will help up a lot; I hope he can be happy at Chelsea."
In the likely event the striker does complete a move to Chelsea, he will link up with compatriot Juan Cuadrado in west London.
Cuadrado has struggled to establish himself under Mourinho since a £23.3m January switch from Serie A outfit Fiorentina, yet Colombia boss Jose Pekerman believes the two can work together to prove successful.
"I have no doubts that they are going to help each other at Chelsea and are going to be a success," he told the media as reported by Sky Sports.
On Falcao, Cuadrado remarked: "I am very happy that he's with us, but first we have got to concentrate on the Copa."
Colombia's 1-0 victory over Brazil, marred by red cards dished out to both Neymar and Carlos Bacca after full time, leaves Pekerman's side third in Group C ahead of their clash against Peru in Temuco on 21 June.