Perez fuels Falcao to Real Madrid talk
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has suggested that Monaco striker Radamel Falcao wants to join the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu club next summer.
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Falcao left Atletico Madrid for Monaco in a reported 60 million euros transfer last summer, and was then almost immediately linked with a move back to the Spanish capital in the Madrid-supporting press.
While the Colombian international himself was quick to describe those reports as "lies", the Blancos president was happy to leave the idea of a move next summer open when speaking on TV talkshow Punto Pelota.
"[Falcao] will not come here in January, but in June, who knows..." Perez said. "Nothing is impossible and there is a long time between now and then. Falcao is a really great player and I believe he wants to play at Madrid. I know that, it is something normal. I have been told that."
Karim Benzema is currently the only senior specialist No. 9 on Madrid's books, and the France international's poor start to the season has led to further speculation the club could move for another centre-forward as soon as January, with Liverpool's Luis Suarez another name to regularly feature.
Asked about the possibility of a move for Suarez, who last summer spoke of his dream of pulling on Madrid's white shirt, the Blancos chief was again careful with his message.
"[Suarez] is also a great player," said Perez. "But we cannot fit everyone in."