Radamel Falcao transfer latest: Liverpool 'remain in mix' for Monaco striker

Real Madrid still favourites to land the Colombia international

Simon Rice
Sunday 17 August 2014 17:26
Radamel Falcao and Alexis Sanchez talk in the Emirates Stadium tunnel
Radamel Falcao and Alexis Sanchez talk in the Emirates Stadium tunnel

Liverpool may have a new SAS in Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling, however Radamel Falcao continues to be linked with being drafted in to Anfield to help.

Having lost Luis Suarez to Barcelona earlier this summer, Brendan Rodgers is keen to bring in more options in attack. It has emerged that Falcao could become one of those option, despite Sturridge claiming the Liverpool squad is stronger than last season.

Falcao only moved to Monaco last summer but is understood to be disaffected by the French Ligue 1 and keen to move on.

Real Madrid would be the Colombia international's favoured destination, however Los Blancos are in a state of limbo regarding a bid. £90m has already been spent on James Rodriguez, Toni Kroos and Keylor Navas this summer and the Spanish champions must be wary of breaking Uefa's Financial Fair Play rules.

Reports suggest Real Madrid want to take Falcao on loan and make the deal permanent next summer, however Monaco believe that the Spanish club should pay up front for the striker.

With Monaco, who finished behind PSG in the final Ligue 1 standings last season, sympathetic to Falcao's desire to move on, a loan to an alternative club would be considered. It is this scenario that Liverpool might be able to land the hugely rated former Atetico Madrid hitman, however they would have to stump up a considerable loan fee, with Monaco reportedly seeking as much as £12m.

It's claimed that Manchester City would also be interested in the striker should Real Madrid fail to cement their interest with a bid.

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