Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has dropped the biggest hint about signing Radamel Falcao in the summer by admitting that he can bring the Colombian striker back to his best.
The AS Monaco striker spent last season on loan at Manchester United, but struggled to get going in the Premier League and managed just four goals in 26 games.
The Red Devils had the option of making the deal permanent, but after seeing the striker struggle with form and fitness, the club rejected the offer and released him to the French club.
Earlier in the month, reports suggested that the Colombian international was keen on joining Chelsea with the Blues also interested in a season-long loan deal as they look to replace Didier Drogba, who is leaving the club.
The Portuguese manager has now further fuelled their interest in bringing him to Stamford Bridge by vowing to help him recapture the goal scoring form he displayed during his stints at Atletico and FC Porto.
"It really hurts me that people in England believe that Falcao is the guy they saw at Manchester United," Mourinho said, as quoted by Goal.
"He's a player I know, one that I've followed since Atletico Madrid and if I can help Falcao arrive at his level I will do it," the former Real Madrid manager added.
Meanwhile, Mourinho has also dismissed speculation regarding January signing Juan Cuadrado's future, insisting that the winger will remain with Chelsea next season.
The Colombian has struggled to nail down a regular place in the team since his arrival from Fiorentina in January, but the manager has revealed that he has high hopes for him next campaign.
"Cuadrado is not going anywhere this summer," the Chelsea manager said.
"People don't know Cuadrado yet, I have seen him many times when we were both in Italy, me at Inter and him at Udinese."
"Because of that I have a lot of hopes for him for next season. I hope in the Copa America he can regain his self-esteem, his ego and that he has that joy of playing," the Portuguese manager added.