United Confident Of Landing £35m Falcao Ahead Of Chelsea But Rooney Could Be Sold
Man Utd are confident of beating Chelsea to the signing of Radamel Falcao this summer but Wayne Rooney could be sold to make room for the Atletico Madrid hitman
Despite the transfer window being closed there is still plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Man Utd are confident of landing Radamel Falcao but Wayne Rooney could be on his way out of Old Trafford.
Manchester United are confident of beating Chelsea to the signing of Radamel Falcao this summer but Wayne Rooney could be sold to make room for the Atletico Madrid hitman, according to the Mirror.
The report claims the run-away league leaders are already in preliminary talks with Atletico over the signing of Falcao and are quietly confident they will be able beat long-term admirers Chelsea to his signature and seal a deal worth in the region of £35m, despite the fact the 27-year-old’s buy-out clause is nearer £50m.
The newspaper suggests the basis of United’s confidence stems from their close relationship with Falcao’s agent, Jorge Mendes, who’s other clients include Anderson, Nani and Cristiano Ronaldo, and Sir Alex Ferguson is understood to be keen to use their close ties with the agent to ensure the prolific forward picks Old Trafford over their rivals.
However, Falcao’s arrival at Old Trafford could spell the end for Wayne Rooney with the Mirror claiming Ferguson will be open to offers for the 27-year-old this summer with the United boss understood to be keen to offload his £250,000-a-week wages with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules in mind, and PSG may be willing to pay around £30m for his services.
Falcoa’s stock has risen considerably during his time in Spain where he’s scored 64 goals in just 83 games since making the move from Porto in 2011, and has forged a reputation as one of the most deadly hitmen in Europe.
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