Falcao reportedly willing to take 50% pay cut to earn Madrid move

Radamel Falcao

Monaco striker has been linked with a move to European Champions Real Madrid this summer.

Monaco striker Radamel Falcao is reportedly willing to take a 50% pay-cut to join European Champions Real Madrid this summer.

Spanish outlet AS reported over the weekend that the Colombia star will drop his current wage by up to half to force a move to the Bernabéu.

Falcao has been linked with a move to Madrid for the last few months, as the club look to bolster their striking options ahead of the new La Liga season.

Karim Benzema, although previously linked with Liverpool, is expected to stay in the Spanish capital, and could have Falcao as competition as Real attempt to defend their Champions League title.

Manager Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly on the lookout for another frontman after Alvaro Morata left Madrid for Italian Champions Juventus earlier this month.

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku had been linked with a move to Real, but Ancelotti has since ruled out a move for the Belgian.

Monaco are set to fight to keep Falcao having already seen his international team-mate James Rodriguez leave for the Bernabéu this summer. Rodriguez signed last week following his impressive World Cup campaign for Colombia, but luring Falcao could be more difficult.

His rumoured dropping of wage demands could prove tempting for Madrid. But the club seemingly want to offload some of their star talent to make back some of the cash spent on Rodriguez and Toni Kroos.

Angel Di Maria, Sami Khedira and Isco have all been linked with moved away from Madrid, and could be crucial to any plans of bringing Falcao back to Spain.

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