Manchester City look to have won the race for Radamel Falcao.
Manchester City look to have won the race for in-demand Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao after the Sunday Mirror claims that the two clubs have agreed on a £54million fee.
The Colombian striker has been in lethal form for Diego Simeone’s side this season, establishing himself as one of the world’s best strikers, and attracting interest from top clubs all around Europe.
Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Monaco have all been in for the 27-year-old at points, but City have nipped ahead of them now to ensure they strengthen their forward options.
The club have been chasing the likes of Edinson Cavani and Marco Reus to improve on the likes of Edin Dzeko and Carlos Tevez upfront, as they will also hope to offload these players in the transfer window this summer.
Landing Falcao will be a big boost for incoming manager Manuel Pellegrini, who will hope to bring in other targets from La Liga, such as Isco from current club Malaga, as he looks to make his mark at the Etihad Stadium.
Atletico Madrid may now move for the likes of Alvaro Negredo, Javier Hernandez or Fernando Torres to replace the goals of the departing Falcao.