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Ex-Chelsea striker Hasselbaink: Falcao can be new Chicharito

Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink believes one of the clubs transfer targets could turn out to be the 'new Chicharito'.

Following the signing of Andre Villas-Boas as new manager, the Blues have immediately been linked with a couple of his FC Porto players including striker Radamel Falcao.

It is believed that Villas-Boas wants to bring the £26.5million-rated striker to Stamford Bridge and Hasselbaink feels it would be a great choice to do so as he has similar attributes to Manchester United success story Javier Hernandez.

"The manager would like to play a 4-3-3 with Falcao in the middle, he is a player and a goal scorer," Hasselbaink told the Daily Mail.

"He's a little bit like Chicharito and if he can be as successful as Chicharito, he will be a great, great signing.

"I would like to see players who can beat other players and can create chances for other players. A Modric, a Sneijder or a Neymar. Those are the players that Chelsea need."

And Hasselbaink said that strike veterans Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba could be on their way out if the 25-year old Colombian comes to Southwest London.

"They are definitely under threat, of course. When you have Torres you saw Drogba on the bench quite a bit and Anelka as well," he added.

"If Falcao comes I definitely see one of Drogba and Anelka going - if not both."

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