Radamel Falcao's father says the Atletico Madrid striker 'has always wanted' to play in the Premier League and is a big fan of Chelsea.
The Colombia international is one of the most prolific forwards in world football and produced a devastating display in Atletico's Super Cup mauling of Chelsea on Friday night.
Falcao plundered a first-half hat-trick in the 4-1 victory in Monaco to demonstrate what Chelsea could be buying in the January transfer window.
The former Porto hit-man's father, Radamel Garcia, has claimed that Chelsea are one of three clubs interested in his son and that a New Year move is a possibility.
"Yes, it's very likely," Radamel Sr was quoted by the Colombian media, when asked if his son could move to the Premier League in January.
"There are three teams interested - Manchester City, Chelsea and a Russian team.
"Falcao has always wanted to play in the Premier League. Ever since he was a boy he has loved Chelsea and has always thought it would be an honour to play for a big Premier League team."
There have been reports in Colombia that Chelsea have already reached a pre-agreement to sign Falcao, but his father would not be drawn on the speculation.
He added: "I don't want to talk about pre-agreements.
"I spoke to Falcao yesterday. The release clause in his contract is about €55million (£43.5m) but Falcao doesn't want to talk figures."