Unwanted former Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao would be a "good player" for Chelsea according to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois as the Premier League champions reportedly hone in on signing the Colombia international.

Falcao has returned to Monaco after Louis van Gaal opted against extending the forward's loan spell after he scored just four goals in 29 appearances last season, one of six players to leave United at the end of the season.

Reports suggest that Jose Mourinho is interested in bringing Falcao to the club on loan to replace Didier Drogba, who has left Chelsea for a second time.

And Courtois, who won the Europa League and Super Cup with Falcao at Atletico Madrid, has endorsed the potential addition at Chelsea of the 29-year-old despite his struggles in the Premier League last season.

"I know Falcao very well," he said. "He's a very good boy, he's a good friend of mine so if he comes, great," he said. "It's the decision of the club, but he would be a very good player for Chelsea."

The addition of Falcao at Stamford Bridge would see him link up with former strike partner Diego Costa, with the pair having netted 54 in all competitions during the 2012-13 campaign.

Mourinho has already confirmed his intention to sign a defender, a midfielder and a striker during the summer transfer window and has made no secret of his desire to help Falcao rediscover his best form.

"If I can help Falcao reach his level again, I will do it," he explained. "It hurts me that people in England think that the real Falcao is the one we saw at Manchester United.

"He is a great player. I don't do the negotiations. I just tell my board, my club, the players that I am interested in, the price, what I like. And we will see what happens."