Liverpool have made inquiries about signing Colombian forward Radamel Falcao from AS Monaco, however he looks set to join Real Madrid.
Falcao, 28, missed the World Cup through injury and is looking to leave the French side after one year at the club. He signed for Monaco from Atletico Madrid last summer for around €60 million.
Several newspapers confirm on Thursday that Liverpool have attempted to sign the goalscorer as a replacement for Luis Suarez.
The Guardian’s Andy Hunter writes though that Falcao looks bound for a return to Madrid with Real.
He writes that Liverpool got no further than an inquiry for the player a few days ago.
A report in The Indepdenent cites tweets from an Italian journalist and claims Liverpool may look to sign Falcao on loan.
Simon Jones of The Daily Mail writes similarly that Real Madrid are favourites to sign Falcao – despite Karim Benzema having signed a new deal at the Spanish club – but writes of Falcao’s wages:
“The player is on a hefty salary of around £220,000 a week but Liverpool were understood to be paying Luis Suarez just under £200,000 a week and are happy to make allowances to bring in such a calibre of player.”
Re Falcao – understand Liverpool had made an inquiry a week or so ago and were told he's going somewhere else. Showed ambition at v least.
— tariq panja (@tariqpanja) August 7, 2014
Meanwhile, Edinson Cavani’s agent claims Liverpool are attempting to sign the 27-year-old Uruguayan forward.
“I can confirm that Cavani heard proposals from Liverpool and Arsenal,” he is quoted.
“(Cavani) Already said he would love to play in England, but has not yet made a final decision.”