Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is determined to land their Super Cup conqueror Radamel Falcao in January. The Mail on Sunday says Falcao, the Colombia striker whose hat-trick shot down Chelsea in the European Super Cup, may join the London club in January.

Reports in South America last night said a pre-agreement between Falcao's team Atletico Madrid and Chelsea has been struck in a deal expected to be worth at least £48million.

Falcao, 26, has already scored six goals in three matches this season and is seen as one of the world's deadliest strikers.

Chelsea, Barcelona and Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala have long coveted the Colombian, but Roman Abramovich's club look set finally to win the chase.