Radamel Falcao has been regularly linked with a move away from Monaco this summer…
Several Premier League teams, including Manchester United and Liverpool, have been given renewed hope in their chase for a big-name striker this summer, with the news that Real Madrid will not be following up their interest in Radamel Falcao.
The European Champions had been linked with a sensational swoop for the Monaco striker, and there were even suggestions in the Daily Mirror they fancied a season-long loan with a €12.5m loan fee included.
But Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has moved to dampen down such suggestions insisting they are happy with Karim Benzema as their number nine.
“Benzema is very reliable and we can also use players like Isco, who can act as a false nine,” he said on his club’s official website. “We are not looking for another striker because we don’t need one.”
Madrid have already signed Monaco’s Colombian forward James Rodriguez in a £63m deal this summer, following his stunning World Cup display. Rodriguez emerged from the shadow of his injured countryman by scoring six goals in five games, proving himself as one of the brightest young talents in the world.
Both Liverpool and Manchester United are believed to be keen on signing a big-name striker this summer. The Reds still want an exciting replacement for Luis Suarez, who has departed for Barcelona, while United have already been linked with Edinson Cavani – and are keen on brining in marquee stars under new boss Louis van Gaal.