Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says Radamel Falcao is fully fit for the start of preseason.
Falcao looked a shadow of the feared striker he once was at Atletico Madrid, while on loan from Monaco at Manchester United last season.
However, that didn’t stop Mourinho making a move, and he has stated his reason why.
“He didn’t perform (at Manchester United) for many reasons, it is not up to us to analyse it,” Mourinho said on the Sky Sports website.
“We just think he can with us.
“To replace a big player like Didier (Drogba) we wanted to go with another big player with experience, who is ready.
“When a player is injured or has bad consequences of a big injury there is sometimes nothing you can do. We made ourselves sure that that was not the case with Falcao because if that was the case he would not be with us.
“Some players don’t perform with me, some players don’t perform with Chelsea, they go to other clubs and they perform. This can happen. So we know that Falcao is in good conditions related to the surgery he had before he went to Manchester United.”