Liverpool receive transfer boost as AS Monaco eye Falcao replacement

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AS Monaco look set to sell Radamel Falcao when the striker returns from his season-long loan at Manchester United, as the Ligue 1 outfit have now earmarked Atletico Madrid hit-man Mario Mandzukic as his replacement.

Falcao looks increasingly likely to be sold by his parent-club following a miserable spell on loan Old Trafford – in which the Colombian has netted just four Premier League goals.

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The Daily Star report that the Atletico forward is a top summer transfer target for Monaco, and Diego Simeone could be willing to cash in on the Croatian – who hasn’t scored in 10 games.

The Red and Whites main priority in the next window is a star striker, as the futures of Falcao and Dimitar Berbatrov are uncertain, the British tabloid states.

Manchester United have the option of signing Falcao on a permanent basis – but the asking price of £43.5m has caused inevitable hesitation from boss Louis van Gaal.

Chelsea and Liverpool have both been linked with a move for his signature.

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