Falcao reportedly put up for sale by Monaco

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According to Spanish newspaper Marca, striker Radamel Falcao has been put on Monaco's transfer list. 

The player made a record-breaking £51 million move to AS Monaco early in the transfer window. Monaco were keen to make the striker theirs, but a tax situation at the club has forced them to put the player back on the transfer market.

The residents of Monaco pay no income tax, but players residing in France must pay a tax that could potentially be raised to a gruesome 75 percent. Marca claims that players residing in Monaco could receive the same fate, but due to the system being in place for so long, it's unlikely that it will change simply to accommodate the flood of incoming overseas players.

Still, the Spanish newspaper says that AS Monaco are facing a tax liability of nearly £100 million. Furthermore, the newspaper states this as the reason the striker has been put up for sale.

The story seems quite absurd already, and Marca hasn't exactly been coined a reliable source. But, the Colombian's contract has a £63 million buyout clause specially inserted for Real Madrid. There were already talks of a transfer in 2014, but assuming Marca's story is true, the deal could be moved up a year.

Only two months after signing for Monaco, Radamel Falcao could see himself playing in Spain once more. But, English football giants Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United could have been alerted as well. 

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