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Falcao to Monaco '90 Percent Certain'
Daily Mirror, May 16th, 2013 1:47PM

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Radamel Falcao, the sought-after Atletico Madrid striker who has long been at the top of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s wishlist, is now “90 percent certain” to sign with AS Monaco, according to the newly promoted club’s goalkeeper Danijel Subasic. The Croat has said that Falcao is at the heart of billionaire owner Dmitry Rybolovlev’s big summer recruitment drive, which reports claim could also include fellow Colombian internationals James Rodriguez and Jackson Martinez.

In an interview with Croatian daily Sportske Novosti, Subasic said: "I'll tell you what I heard: Falcao is already 90 per cent Monegasque! He will appear in Monte Carlo in a few days and officially become our player. That's what they told us, with the only doubt being that he could sign for Real Madrid, which at the moment does not look likely.” He added: I know the owner is not going to save, he has announced that in the summer he will spend more than 100 million euros [$129 million] on players."

While $129 million certainly sounds like a lot, reports claim it will cost Monaco $76 million just to free Falcao from his Atletico contract. Nevertheless, Subasic’s comments are backed up by several tweets from Monaco youth team members claiming they saw the Colombian at the club’s training ground earlier this week, presumably to complete his move.

Former Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini has also been floated as a possible replacement for Claudio Ranieri, who guided the principality club back to Ligue 1 after two seasons in France’s second division.  

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