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Roberto Di Matteo admits Chelsea are interested in signing Radamel Falcao, with the manager revealing his admiration for the Atletico Madrid striker.

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Falcao has been linked with the Blues, along with Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, as the January transfer window looms.

Widespread reports in the English press claim Chelsea are prepared to spend £48 million on Falcao, and Di Matteo added further fuel to the speculation on the eve of his side's clash with West Brom.

"If you ask any manager, he would have him in his team," Di Matteo said. "I know the [transfer] window's nearing and there'll be a lot of speculation for our club.

"He is one of the best strikers, probably, in European and world football. His ratio of goals per game is quite impressive, not just this season but over the last three seasons, at Porto and Atletico Madrid."

Falcao has scored 49 goals in 60 matches since joining Atletico from FC Porto in 2011, making him one of the most sought-after strikers in Europe.

Meanwhile, Di Matteo refused to comment on whether a move for Falcao would spell the end of Fernando Torres' time at Stamford Bridge.

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