Can City find enough room in their budget for the striker?
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Manchester City have been offered the chance to sign striker Radamel Falcao from AS Monaco for £55 million, report the Guardian, but must sell player to fund such a huge deal due to Financial Fair Play regulations – and are running out of time before the transfer window closest tomorrow evening.
City reportedly have just £24m available to spend, out of the £49m net spend that they are allowed under the regulations, and must sell a number of players to fund the deal if they are to be able to sign the Colombian international, who seems to be hugely unsettled in the principality.
Alvaro Negredo, Micah Richards, Matija Nastasic and Scott Sinclair could all be sold to help raise funds, but time is running out for City to find buyers before the closure of the window at 11pm tomorrow night.
This could open the door for a potential loan deal for Falcao, with Monaco seemingly willing to sanction such a deal – but only if a huge loan fee is paid by the buying club.
The player himself appears to have been pushing for a dream move to La Liga giants Real Madrid, but the European champions seem to be less keen on the move than the player himself, potentially opening the door for City.
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