Zenit St. Petersburg and Galatasaray are interested in snapping up Radamel Falcao after his loan spell with Chelsea ends at the end of the season, according to Italian outlet Calcio Mercato.

The Colombia international has struggled to make his mark at Chelsea since joining the club from Monaco on a season-loan loan deal last summer.

Injuries and poor form have resulted in Falcao making just 12 appearances in all competitions for the Blues, with the striker scoring just once when he found the back of the net in a 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace in a Premier League game in August.

The 30-year-old experienced a similar poor loan stint at Manchester United last season as he managed to score just four goals in 26 games for the Red Devils.

Although Falcao will return to his parent club Monaco in the summer, it is believed that the forward will not stay at the Ligue 1 outfit, amidst interest from Galatasaray and Zenit St. Petersburg.


Falcao, whose present contract with Monaco runs until 2018, joined the club from Atletico Madrid in 2013.