Real Madrid have not given up on the attempt to sign Radamel Falcao, and will table a loan bid within the coming week.
Falcao has been the subject of interest from Madrid all summer, who are looking to bring the Colombian to the Bernabeu in a £10 million loan deal with view to a permanent signing following the end of the loan.
The Colombian has just returned from a cruciate ligament injury in January, whilst playing for French Ligue 1 side AS Monaco, with the injury forcing him out of the World Cup finals in Brail.
However, there could be a spanner in the works of the deal, with Madrid forward Karim Benzema poised to sign a new five year deal with the European Cup winners.
Despite that, Real are still confident of luring Falcao to Spain, according to Marca.
Falcao’s international team mate James Rodriguez has stated to Spanish Newspaper AS that he would like to be reunited with Falcao, following his £63 million move from Monaco to Real.
He said: ‘I am sure he could play here. But it is not up to me to decide if he will come. It is the decision of the President. He can come because he has the quality and the mentality of a winner.
‘I’ve known him for four years and have played by his side. We were only separated when he left for Atletico. He has a winning mentality and that’s something you want at Madrid. I hope he can come.’
By Ben Reardon