Striker set to leave after just three months with Ligue 1 side.
Spanish publication Marca claim that Monaco may have to sell star striker Radamel Falcao just three months after signing him from Atletico Madrid, with rumours that Ligue 1 will force the club’s players to pay the top tax rate of 75% like the rest of France.
There have been disagreements between Monaco owner Dmitry Rybolovlev and the president of the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), Frederic Thiriez, for much of the summer, though Monaco have continued to bring in big names in the belief that they could attract them with the promise of them paying no income tax.
However, the club’s owner now faces punishment of an £85million fine, as it is deemed unfair that Monaco can continue to have this advantage over other members of the French league who adhere to regular tax laws.
Rybolovlev is unlikely to want to pay the fine, and may instead face departures of several unhappy players, with Falcao the most notable and in-demand player in their squad.
The Colombian had been coveted by some of Europe’s biggest clubs all summer, and rumours of his exit are likely to attract offers from the likes of Real Madrid and Chelsea once again.
There is no rule against a player moving twice in the same transfer window, though it is extremely uncommon and would represent a big embarrassment for Monaco and Rybolovlev.