One of the biggest transfer moves of the summer might be wrapped up quicker than expected, with reports surfacing in the media that Manchester City are close to snaring the signature of striker Radamel Falcao.
Having sold Mario Balotelli in January and seen a general lack of excellence from their remaining front three options compared to last season, City are expected to bring in a big-name striker during the summer. It seems that Colombian attacker Falcao is their preferred option and the Premier League runners-up have agreed to pay his release clause of £54 million to seal the deal, as per to Mirror Football.
The report states that Falcao prefers to work alongside Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City—even though the current Malaga boss has not been appointed at the Etihad Stadium yet.
Should the Atletico Madrid striker sign for City, though, it would certainly be a massive coup for the beaten FA Cup finalists. It would also leave their nearest challengers for the title playing catch-up in the transfer market, so who would they need to sign this summer to keep pace with City for next term?