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Manchester City ended their interest in AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao yesterday, according to trusted Italian football journalist Tancredi Palmeri.
Yesterday at 3am English time Manchester City’s Ferran Soriano sent the following text to Monaco: “We aren’t interested anymore in Falcao”
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) September 1, 2014
The Premier League champions are one of a number of clubs to have been linked with the Colombian international this summer, though it now looks increasingly likely that he will complete a loan move to Manchester United later today, for a fee between £16-18m.
Given to believe Monaco’s Falcao package was between £16m and £18m. Loan fee and wages all inclusive. Remarkable figures and deal. #mufc
— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) September 1, 2014
This will come as something of a blow for City fans, who will have been hoping for one more major deal in the transfer market before tonight’s deadline, but it has now been revealed that they informed Monaco of an end to their interest in the player yesterday.
The club’s chief executive Ferran Soriano is said to have texted the Ligue 1 giants to inform them of their decision, which has now paved way for the 28-year-old to move to their local rivals United.
It has also previously been claimed that Falcao was set to sign for Real Madrid, with the player himself deleting a tweet about his imminent move to the Spanish capital.
Meanwhile, Manchester City still look set to sell Alvaro Negredo, even without signing a replacement.