Chelsea and Manchester City striker target Radamel Falcao is being linked with a move back to Spain.
The Colombian international, who swapped Atletico Madrid for AS Monaco in a £50million move at the start of the summer, has been linked with a move away from his new club amidst a ‘tax drama’ in the French principality.
And, Spanish paper AS claims the 27-year-old is on the agenda at Real Madrid, as manager Carlo Ancelotti looks to strengthen his attack.
Los Blancos are also linked with Robert Lewandowski and Sergio Aguero in the report, but it’s Falcao who will be of interest to the aforementioned English clubs.
Chelsea signed Samuel Eto’o in the summer, but the Cameroonian has failed to hit the ground running at Stamford Bridge.
Fernando Torres and Demba Ba have also failed to find the back of the net this term, leaving Blues boss Jose Mourinho with a selection headache in attack.
Falcao would add superstar quality if Chelsea were able to bring the player to west London, but he certainly wouldn’t come cheap.
Money certainly isn’t a problem for Manchester City, who have spent big in the pursuit of glory in recent seasons.
Manuel Pellegrini already has Sergio Aguero, Alvaro Negredo and Edin Dzeko at his disposal, but lost the firepower of Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli before his arrival at the Etihad Stadium.
The signing of Falcao would certainly serve as a major warning to Manchester City’s rivals if they were able to secure his signature moving forward, but there are still plenty of hurdles preventing a move at this stage.