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Premier League target Falcao hints at future in Italy

Radamel Falcao, Atletico Madrid striker

Manchester City and Chelsea target Radamel Falcao has refused to rule out a move to Italy, with Juventus and Milan both an attraction to him.

The Columbian international has become the most sought after striker in the world, following a prolific time at Atletico Madrid since his arrival from Porto in August 2011.

A number of Europe’s elite are monitoring him including Premier League giants Manchester City and Chelsea, but the striker hasn’t ruled out playing in Italy.

“I cannot rule out a future in Italy. Juve or Milan? I have a favourite club, but I prefer not to say,” he is quoted by the Independent as saying.

Wherever he ends up going, he won’t come cheap with Atletico only willing to sell him if a club can match his buyout clause of £48million.

However, his average of almost a goal a game in hugely successful spells at Porto and Atletico Madrid suggest that the 26-year-old would be worth the money.

Chelsea seemed favourites to sign him at one point but have since recruited Demba Ba, in a period of time in which Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has been reported as being interested in bringing the likes of Falcao or Napoli’s Edinson Cavani to the Etihad.

A move away from Spain seems likely for Falcao in the summer, with him often discussing in the press how he would relish playing in the Premier League, but also being reported as saying he wants to remain loyal to Atletico for at least the remainder of the current season.

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