Barcelona and Valencia are keeping tabs on Real Madrid target Radamel Falcao according to reports from British tabloid Daily Mirror.
The Colombian striker has been long linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu. Last summer, Los Blancos ruled out his signing because it was too expensive and Falcao ended up moving from Monaco to Manchester United on a loan deal.
The 29-year-old is not having a great season at the Premier League and his price has gone down significantly. Monaco have reportedly told Falcao they are not willing to keep him next season and they would let him go for 30 or 35 million euros.
This price reduction has attracted interest from Barcelona and Valencia, the Daily Mail has claimed. However, the Azulgranas have no real options of signing Falcao since they are banned from buying players until January 2016.
Valencia, on the other hand, are building a serious project thanks to Singapore billionaire Peter Lim’s investment on the club. They could make a high bid for Falcao, but the Colombian has always dreamed of playing for Madrid, and Los Blancos would always have a privileged position in the negotiations.
Real Madrid directors believe Falcao would be a great back-up for Karim Benzema, since Chicharito Hernandez will return to Manchester United next June, when his loan contract expires.