According to the Spanish publication Diario Sport, Real Madrid have pulled out of the race to sign Chelsea linked superstar Rademel Falcao.
The 28-year-old superstar has been heavily linked with a move away to Monaco over the past few weeks, with reports in Spain suggesting that a deal to Los Blanocs was very much on.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, however, has since had a change in heart due to a possible conflict with current superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
It has been suggested that the current trio of Benzema, Bale and Ronaldo, often dubbed the BBC by Spanish media, have an incredible understanding which would be hard to replace.
Breaking that trio may not just hamper a record goalscoring feat of 97 goals in 60 matches, but it is thought it could affect the happiness of former United star Ronaldo, a situation Florentino Perez has chosen to avoid at all costs.
With Falcao’s reported deal to the Spanish capital said to be no longer viable, that leaves the Colombian striker short of options, or does it?
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was a huge admirer of Falcao from his time in La Liga, and recent reports have suggested that the self-proclaimed Special One is on alert after the striker is said to want to move on from Monaco.
Financially, Chelsea have the means to pull off such a deal which could succeed the £50 million mark, though the hard part would be convincing the Colombian international to move to the Premier League.
However, the necessity of a striker like Falcao is questionable if the club pulls off a deal for Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa.