Roberto Di Matteo admits Chelsea would jump at the chance to sign Atletico Madrid strike sensation Radamel Falcao.
The Colombia international, rated at around £45million, revealed his admiration for the Blues in an interview earlier this week.
And Di Matteo has suggested the Blues could make a move for the 26-year-old when the transfer window re-opens in January.
"If you ask any manager, he would have him in his team," said the Italian.
"He is one of the best strikers, probably, in European and world football. His ratio of goals per game is quite impressive, not just this season but over the last three seasons, at Porto and Atletico Madrid.
"I know the window's nearing and there'll be a lot of speculation for our club, but whatever we do we'll keep it behind closed doors."