Colombia boss Jose Pekerman has dropped a major hint that Radamel Falcao is going to join Chelsea after claiming he expects the former Manchester United striker and his National teammate Juan Cuadrado will help each other to thrive at Stamford Bridge next campaign.
Falcao has been heavily linked with a move to West London in recent weeks after the striker himself confirmed he wanted to remain in the Premier League following his failed loan spell at Old Trafford, where he scored just four goals in the whole 2014-2015 season.
"I have already said that I would like to remain in the Premier League but that will be decided in the coming weeks. I have intentions to remain in England," Falcao told AS Colombia earlier this month.
Jose Mourinho has not hidden the fact that he would love to have the former Atletico Madrid star in his ranks to fill the void left by the departure of Didier Drogba, and believes he can help Falcao replicate his best form.
"It hurts me that people in England think that the real Falcao is the one we saw at Manchester United. He played in Spain and Portugal and I know him very well because I was in Portugal and Spain. In Spain we were together when he was at Atletico and I was at Real and I know him very, very well... he is a great player," Mourinho said.
Sky Sports reported on Tuesday (16 June) that Mourinho's desire will be fulfilled after the Blues "have agreed a season-long loan deal with Monaco" for the striker to join them ahead of next season.
But while the clubs are yet to make the agreement official Pekerman, perhaps unintentionally, all-but-confirmed the rumours during a press conference ahead of Colombia's Copa America game against Brazil on Wednesday.
"We are happy. They [Falcao and Cuadrado] are going to help each other [at Chelsea] and are going to be a success," he said, according to AS Colombia.
Cuadrado himself added: "It is important to have a teammate like him at the club [Chelsea] but I am currently focused on the Copa America."
Should the Blues complete the move for the Colombian international it would be their second signing of the summer after announcing the arrival of Brazilian starlet Nathan from Atletico Paranense in May.