Atletico not talking transfers

Atletico Madrid have refused to comment on speculation suggesting Manchester United had made a move for their star striker Radamel Falcao.

Last Updated: 10/04/13 at 16:27 Post Comment

Radamel Falcao: Linked with Manchester United

Radamel Falcao: Linked with Manchester United

The 27-year-old is one of the most coveted players in world football, with many predicting he will move this summer.

Contracted to Atletico until 2016, he has a release clause of just over £50million.

The player himself has kept his counsel and always insisted he was concentrating on getting Atletico into the Champions League - a feat they are about to achieve this term.

Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester City were widely considered to be heading the chase for the Colombian star but now it has been claimed that Manchester United have made a move.

Atletico sources have told Sky Sports that they are not looking to make any comment on the speculation as they are not thinking about the transfer market at the moment.

"The rumours are habitual about our player, but now Atletico is only focussed on the sporting question and not about the subject of the transfer market," a source said.

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone took the speculation in his stride though, telling reporters on Wednesday afternoon: "The same thing happened at the same stage of the season last year. It's not news.

"Falcao is a great player and it's logical that the best teams in the world are interested in him. It doesn't surprise me."

Atletico paid a club-record 40million euros to sign Falcao from Porto in 2011 and in his first season in Spain he scored 36 goals in all competitions.

The 27-year-old has continued that form this campaign, notching 28 times already to help the Rojiblancos reach the Copa del Rey final and mount a bid for a top-two finish in La Liga.

Atletico are currently third in the league standings, three points behind second-placed Real Madrid, with eight games to go. They also play Real in the cup final next month.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

A

pparently Chiles has blamed Twitter trolls for his exit. Proof that even the worst things can get great results at times.

cheshire-gooner
Adrian Chiles to leave ITV

Footer 365

Contract news: Robin van Persie unsure if he will be offered new Manchester United deal

Robin van Persie says he has no idea if he will be offered a new contract at Manchester United.

Manchester United U21s beat Liverpool 2-1 as Victor Valdes makes first appearance for the club

Goals from Nick Powell and Paddy McNair gave Manchester United's U21 side victory over Liverpool at Leigh Sports Village.

FA Cup: Giant-killers Bradford handed Sunderland or Fulham showdown in fifth round

Bradford's reward for knocking Chelsea out of the FA Cup is a fifth-round showdown with either Sunderland or Fulham.

Mail Box

The Problem With FA Cup Shocks...

...is that the draw for the next round is pretty shocking. Blackburn v Stoke, anybody? We also have mails on LVG and ManUnited, who drew plenty under Fergie...

You're Man Utd, For Crying Out Loud!

Defending a 0-0 draw with Cambridge on the grounds that other teams lost to lower-league opposition is not befitting of Man United. We're inclined to agree with Mailboxers...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company