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Arsenal to Make Unprecedented £35m Bid for Atletico Madrid Striker Radamel Falcao

Emirates Stadium side set to make massive offer.

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Hello kitty: Wenger could use £35m windfall to enter chase for Falcao

Good financial results means Gunners boss has cash to flash and he’s interested in the wanted Colombian striker

Arsene Wenger has been assured that he will have £35million-plus to invest in new players ­during the January ­transfer window.

The Arsenal manager will be able to use the profits announced by the club last week.

“If Arsene wants to use that money during the winter window then, ­absolutely, he will be able to do it,” said chairman Peter Hill-Wood.

That will ­reassure both Wenger and the fans as ­Arsenal go in search of their first ­trophy in seven years.

The prolific Colombia international destroyed Chelsea with a hat-trick in the UEFA Super Cup in August.

His buy-out clause is about £50m – but that could drop because of the country’s financial ­crisis.

If Atletico come down to the £40m, then Wenger could be ­interested.

SOURCE: Daily Mirror

This is news Gunners fans will be glad to hear though will be also may treat such speculation with a fistful of salt. Arsene Wenger is not known for splashing the cash and this has helped keep to maintain the prudent reputation the North London club has.

A £35m offer would represent a doubling of the club’s record transfer spend and such is the nature of the transfer market that such a bid may not even be enough to win any potential bidding war for the prolific Colombian international. Radamel Falcao is also said to be interesting both Chelsea and PSG, two sides who will clearly outbid Arsenal without even breaking a sweat.

However the mere intention of plotting such a move may well help to appease supporters who may have grown irritated at the penny pinching nature the club’s board adopts. Season upon season in recent times Arsenal’s outgoing player sales has tended to dwarf that used to bring in replacements.

In recent seasons a number of high-profile players have seemingly grown frustrated at the lack of investment that has led to a seven year silverware drought. Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy and this summer Robin Van Persie and Alex Song, have all left for clubs that have displayed a willingness to spend in order to heighten their chances of success, whilst Arsenal have opted instead for season upon season of transition that has led the club to fall behind their rivals.

Radamel Falcao would of course be a top notch addition and could help add more strength in depth to the club’s attack. Even as Olivier Giroud starts to get his Arsenal career going the fact that Lukas Podolski is used in a wide role could leave Arsene Wenger to be open to another forward purchase.

The 26 year old Atletico Madrid striker scored goals for fun with FC Porto, an incredible 71 netted in two seasons, and many doubted the Santa Marta born forward could replicate that form in the far superior La Liga, well they were proven wrong.

The powerful marksman notched up 36 goals in his first season at the Vicente Calderon, helping Diego Simeone’s side to a Europa League title, and just to prove he was no flash in the pan Falcao has already scored ten goals in six matches this season.

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