Valencia boss denies knowledge of Radamel Falcao interest

Radamel Falcao

Nuno Espirito Santo has refused to speculate whether Valencia will move for misfiring Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao.

Valencia are currently preparing for Friday night's encounter with Deportivo La Coruña at the Mestalla in La Liga and at his press call on Thursday, manager Nuno Espirito Santo outlined, "It's going to need more than the seventy points predicted." (via Inside Spanish Football), to secure a top-four finish and a place in the Champions League next season.

Conscious that Deportivo will be stubborn opponents and difficult to beat, Nuno assured "We're not out for revenge; just the win." Given his side lost away at Riazor earlier in the season.

Beyond the talk of Friday's match in La Liga though, Nuno was asked if he knows anything about a potential bid for Colombian striker, Radamel Falcao, however, the Portuguese coach insisted, "I don't know anything about any possible interest from Valencia for Falcao."

Valencia have been strongly linked with a bid for Falcao, particularly following a recent meeting in Singapore between club owner Peter Lim, president Amadeo Salvo, and Jorge Mendes, who represents the player. The Portuguese super-agent was also widely consulted by Peter Lim regarding his purchase of Valencia, along with several of their most prominent signings, before, during and after the takeover was completed.

Falcao hasn't exactly set the Premier League on fire this season with Manchester United, following his loan move from Monaco, with just four goals in 17 appearances and none in three FA Cup outings. This has lead Mendes to actively seek opportunities elsewhere at the end of this season for his client, plus Monaco are more than willing to offload the player and get money back from an investment that didn't work out too well for them either.

There's no doubting that Falcao would likely welcome the opportunity of a return to La Liga, where he enjoyed the best days of his career to date with Atlético Madrid, but it's highly unlikely he'd end up back at the Vicente Calderón. Although the suggestions he'll head for the Mestalla instead are strong, the future of the Colombian striker still remains very much in the air, though right now it's Valencia that seems the most likely destination.

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