By Wayne Veysey

1st Feb, 2016 | 6:52pm

Medical standby: Chelsea in deadline day striker talks

By Spain correspondent Miguel de Souza

Radamel Falcao has flown to Spain to negotiate a return to Atletico Madrid, according to Spanish sources.

The Colombian striker is in the Spanish capital for talks as he attempts to cut short his disastrous season-long loan at Chelsea.

Blues manager Guus Hiddink has sanctioned the departure of the striker, who has scored just one goal during an injury-plagued spell at Stamford Bridge.

Atletico are interested in re-signing their former forward even though he is sidelined with a thigh injury until next month.

Falcao had a remarkable scoring record during his two seasons at Atletico from 2011 to 2013, striking 70 times in just 90 appearances for the La Liga team.

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The Colombia international’s parent club Monaco have already ruled out a return for the player in the January window due to his injury problems.

Chelsea have the option to buy Falcao from parent club Monaco for £38million in the summer but that is not an option for the champions.

In other Chelsea transfer news, Leicester have revived their move for Loic Remy after failing with a string of striker bids in the final days of the window.