€60m Chelsea target refuses to rule out controversial Real Madrid switch

Radamel Falcao

Speculation continues to link Monaco striker Radamel Falcao with a move to Real Madrid, but the Colombian is keeping quiet on the situation.

Falcao, 28, burst onto the scene with Porto, where he scored a staggering 72 goals in 87 games, which earned him his big move to Atletico Madrid. His goalscoring prowess continued at the Estadio Vicente Calderon, here he hit 70 goals in 92, but despite the world's biggest clubs swarming for his services, the Colombian international made a perplexing decision - to join newly promoted Ligue 1 side Monaco.

Backed by Dmitry Rybolovlev, Monaco had the spending power to fork out around €60m to land Falcao, and he hasn't disappointed, scoring 11 goals in 19 games for Claudio Ranieri's side - but with the world's elite still chasing Falcao's signature, many believe he will be moving clubs once again this summer.

Those thoughts were damaged when Falcao suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament, which could still rule him out of this summer's World Cup, but Chelsea and Real Madrid continue to be linked with a move for the former River Plate man - the latter of which could be controversial, given how he is revered by the Atletico faithful who would hate to see their former star donning the white of their fierce rivals.

Yet despite those rumours of a potential move to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Falcao insists that he is solely concentrating on his rehabilitation, but didn't necessarily move out a return to Madrid.

"Football fans I've spoken to in Madrid have been wishing me a swift recovery and say they hope I go to the World Cup," the striker told Marca. "Some people ask if I will join Real Madrid, but these are just opinions. Anyway, I tell them my only concern right now is to recover soon.

"I am realistic, I am aware of my injury and I just want to recover to play with my new club, Monaco. And if we qualify for Champions League in France, I want to be ready for next season," he added.

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