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As Monaco FC and 5 Other Clubs with Millions to Spend This Summer

Peter BrownellContributor IMay 26, 2013

As Monaco FC and 5 Other Clubs with Millions to Spend This Summer

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    With AS Monaco promoted to the top league in France, Ligue 1, the search for big-name footballers is likely already under way for the team's technical staff and ownership. 

    Finding the best of the best will be no financial burden, as AS Monaco is one of the richest clubs in world football

    They can compete with just about any club when it comes to forking over cash for expensive talent.

    According to Richard Farley of Pro Soccer Talk, could Radamal Falcao be a Monaco player next season?

    This list looks at five other similarly wealthy clubs and whom they are rumored to be chasing during this summer's transfer window. 

Paris Saint-Germain

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    One of the richest clubs in world football and owned predominately by the Qatar Investment Authority, Paris Saint-Germain will have money to spend this summer.

    With serious ambitions and very deep pockets, the French club is an attractive location to any superstar looking for a new home next season. 

    As Dominic Fifield of The Guardian notes, PSG are eying some dangerous reinforcements, like Wayne Rooney for starters. 

    The question is not whether they will sign a world-class footballer; rather, it's who and how many studs they land during this summer's transfer window. 

Manchester City

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    Manchester City may have just made a massive move purchasing the newest MLS franchise, New York City FC, but that will not stop them from spending some of their cash on at least a few of the world's top footballers.

    Purchased in 2008 by the Abu Dhabi United Group, City has been nabbing expensive talent ever since. 

    And if reports from this piece in The Guardian are accurate, their attack could be seriously beefed up next season with the additions of Robert Lewandowski and Edinson Cavani. 

    Watch out, English Premier League!

Real Madrid

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    La Liga giants, Real Madrid, will be in the market to make some serious splashes during this summer's transfer window. 

    They are no strangers to nabbing supreme talent, and according to Joe Mewis of The Mirror, Sergio Ramos may get his wish of Gareth Bale joining the midfield for Los Blancos. 

    The combination of Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo would make Madrid one of the most unstoppable offensive machines in football. 

Manchester United

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    With Sir Alex Ferguson retiring, Manchester United will be in the market for some big names to keep the supporters happy. 

    And fresh off another English Premier League title, they have the means to make it happen.

    Because new manager David Moyes has such massive shoes to fill, he will likely be looking to ensure he has the reinforcements for success. 

    Will they change the face of world football and re-sign their former winger Cristiano Ronaldo, as Scott Murray of The Guardian reports?

Bayern Munich

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    After another amazing season, Bayern Munich will be looking to stock up for the arrival of legendary soccer mind Pep Guardiola.

    As a self-made club, they have necessary resources to make that happen.

    And what a coup it would be if they could grab precise striker and Bundesliga rival, Robert Lewandowski in the process, as John Cross of the Mirror suggests.

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