Gunners confirmed in chase for £30m South American striker

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Arsenal have taken an interest in Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, according to the player's agent.

The south American striker is one of a number of Porto players who could be leaving the Estádio do Dragão this summer, and Nestor Sivori told that their is particular interest in his client both in England and Italy.

"The Premier League clubs are more insistent, Arsenal in particular. He is an extra foreigner, which could make it difficult for a landing in Italy," said the agent.

"But in England there would not be this kind of problem."

Porto have been in sensational form in the Primeira Liga this season, and stand on the cusp of a Europa League final after beating Villarreal 5-1 in their semi-final, first leg last week.

However, club president Pinto da Costa has revealed that they will listen to offers for a handful of top players, opening the door to Arsenal should they wish to bid for Falcao. He's valued by the club at £30 million, according to talkSPORT.


"If any club is interested we will study their offers, if they are above the release clauses. But the idea is to keep our players because they are all under contract," said Da Costa.

Arsene Wenger is thought to have money at his disposal, with owner Stan Kronke reportedly making £40 million available for the Arsenal boss to spend on player additions at the Emirates.

The Gunners are thought to have highlighted a defender and goalkeeper as a key addition in the summer, although various strikers have been linked with a move and now Falcao appears to be another player that Arsenal are tracking.

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