Chelsea could beat Manchester United and Manchester City in the race for Atletico Madrid’s Falcao

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IT’S quiet on the Newcastle United and Sunderland transfer front – but the international chase for Radamel Falcao is hotting up.

And Chelsea are hoping their goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will be key to them winning the race, according to the Daily Mirror.

Chelsea are prepared to include the goalkeeper in a deal for Atletico Madrid’s Falcao as they look to beat Real Madrid and Manchester United and Manchester City to the signing of the Colombian striker, 27.

Belgium international goalkeeper Courtois, 20, has spent the last two seasons on loan with Atletico.

Courtois has never played a game for Chelsea.

Meanwhile, Roma have joined Chelsea in the pursuit of Lyon’s Croatian centre-back Dejan Lovren, according to the Daily Express. The 23-year-old could cost £8.5m and has also been targeted by AC Milan, Liverpool and Everton.

Other transfer stories:

Ajax’s Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld, 24, who is a reported target for Liverpool, insists he has not made a decision on his future despite previously hinting he wants to move to Anfield.

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, 27, has no intention of leaving the club for Barcelona this summer and has five years remaining on a six-year contract at the Etihad Stadium.

Full story: Daily Mail

Tottenham, Manchester City and Arsenal all want Fiorentina’s Spanish midfielder Borja Valero, 28, who had an unsuccessful season at West Brom in 2008-09 and eventually left the Hawthorns permanently two years later after loan spells with Mallorca and Villarreal.

Full story: talkSPORT

Fulham and Aston Villa are both interested in signing Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone, 26.

Full story: Metro

Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 31, is open to a return to Juventus, where he had a spell between 2004 and 2006, this summer.

Full story: Sky Sports