Arsenal target’s contract renewal blocks Chelsea target’s move to Madrid


According to reports in Italian website TMW, Radamel Falcao’s move to Real Madrid is reportedly off after Karim Benzema is on the verge of signing a contract extension with the Galacticos till 2018.


It is believed that Real supremo Florentino Perez was discussing with representatives of Monaco over a possible move for the Colombian while holding talks relating the future of goalkeeper Diego Lopez, the Spaniard who is set to move to the nouveau riche French side.

Falcao, who is also a Chelsea target returned from his long term injury yesterday scoring against Arsenal in the Emirates Cup  which ensured Monaco would scrape past the Gunners thanks to the solitary goal. The blues however are expected not to pursue their interest in the former Atletico striker whose evaluation in the transfer market is believed to be at a staggering €60m.

Moreover Jose Mourinho has already brought in Diego Costa from the Rojiblancos for €32m and Stamford Bridge legend Didier Drogba before allowing Romelu Lukaku to move to Everton.

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