Falcao’s father confirms Premier League interest

Radamel Falcao’s father has confirmed that Manchester City and Chelsea want his son, and that it is likely that the Atletico Madrid striker will move to England in January.

The Colombian marksman has become on of the most lethal forwards in world football, and showed his pedigree with a hat-trick against the Blues in the European Super Cup last Friday.

With speculation that the South American could be in-line for a big-money move, Falcao’s father has confessed that the attacker could leave the Vicente Calderon in January.

“There are three teams interested – Manchester City, Chelsea and a Russian team,” The Daily Mail report Falcao senior as saying.

“Falcao has always wanted to play in the Premier League.

“Ever since he was a boy he has loved Chelsea and has always thought it would be an honour to play for a big Premier League team.

“I don’t want to talk about any pre-agreements.

“I spoke to Falcao very briefly yesterday. The minimum release clause in his contract with Atletico Madrid is about €55million, but Falcao doesn’t want to talk figures,” he concluded.

Neither Manchester City or Chelsea bought new strikers in the summer transfer window.

By Gareth McKnight