Shock bids for Falcao and Manchester United man to shake up the market?

Mestalla Valencia

A shock suitor for Falcao has emerged, and they wants to bring a Manchester United man in too.

A year ago Valencia CF were in real financial trouble. The Guardian reported that the regional Government had stepped into assume control of the club, after it defaulted on payments serving a £68 million debt.

The club sold Roberto Soldado to Tottenham in the summer for £26 million to begin alleviating that, and are presently the subject of a takeover bid by businessman Peter Lim.

Lim, who hails from Singapore, attempted to buy Liverpool in 2010, and was also previously linked with a takeover of Rangers.

As part of a concerted PR effort on his part, he has told the Spanish press he intends to make €50 million available for transfers.

His top targets? Radamel Falcao of Monaco, and perhaps peculiarly, Nani of Manchester United.

Lim's takeover is being advised by 'super-agent' Jorge Mendes, who represents both players, adding reasoning perhaps why Nani has been singled out.

Spanish newspaper SuperDeporte report: "Lim wants to develop a project in Valencia for several years ahead and Falcao is among his goals for the future.

"Another player who is in his plans, and yes could go in January, is the Manchester United midfielder Nani also on the payroll of Mendes."

Nani's potential exit from Old Trafford is no secret, with former club Sporting Lisbon recently linked.

The paper insist Falcao is unsettled in Monaco and would be open to a move back to Spain. Chelsea and Real Madrid remain linked with the player, and you would imagine he would rather sign with either of these sides, rather than front up another ambitious billionaire's project as he has been doing in Monaco.

Nonetheless the potential arrival of Lim in Valencia if his takeover is approved - tomorrow is the deadline for bids to be assessed - will certainly begin to shake up the market. If Falcao is not an option, he may just start flashing his promised €50 million on somebody else.

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