Valencia are considering offering Radamel Falcao a chance to regain his form in La Liga during the January transfer window despite disappointing spells at both Manchester United and Chelsea, according to Super Deporte. The Spanish publication claims that Valencia manager Nuno has earmarked the signing of a number nine as a priority in the coming transfer market and has asked club owner Peter Lim to work with prestigious agent Jorge Mendes in a possible loan move for the Colombian international striker.
Falcao moved to Stamford Bridge on loan from Monaco during the summer transfer window to fill the void left by Didier Drogba in Jose Mourinho's ranks. The Portuguese boss was convinced he could take the best out of the Colombian again despite his disappointing season at United while, according to the Daily Mail, Falcao agreed to cut his salary from £285,000 to £140,000 to make the move happen.
The former Atletico Madrid star has failed so far to turn around the situation in the first part of the campaign, having started just two games in all competitions for the Blues, scoring one goal.
Super Deporte claims that despite Falcao's loan contract at Stamford Bridge, scheduled to last until the end of the season, it looks like it will be terminated during the January transfer window – and Valencia are considering taking advantage of the situation to secure his services on the cheap.
Like the Blues, Valencia have struggled since the start of the season in La Liga but manager Nuno is ready to put things right in January with the help of millionaire owner Lim and his advisor and friend Mendes.
The manager's priority is to part ways with former Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo and Rodrigo de Paul while signing a number nine who is eligible to play in the Champions League.
The La Liga side have identified both Falcao and Marseille youngster Michy Batshuayi as the candidates, as the latter has just played in the Europa League this term while the Colombian is yet to make an appearance in the Champions League for the Blues despite being registered in the squad.
Super Deporte says that Nuno has already asked Lim to work with Falcao's agent Mendes to iron out a loan deal to Valencia, believing he will move on the cheap due to his current struggling situation.
The Valencia-based publication added that Valencia would tempt Falcao by offering him the opportunity to return to La Liga where he enjoyed his best days at Atletico Madrid in order to regain his confidence and also his value.