Manchester City  sporting director Txiki Begiristain  has made the opening move in a 40 million pound bid to land Atletico Madrid 's hot-shot striker Radamel Falcao , writes the Sunday People.
The former Barcelona man has begun negotiations in a move to get ahead of Chelsea in the race for the Colombian, the Daily Mirror reports.
City boss Roberto Mancini has been furious at the lack of speed and efficiency in the transfer market in the past two seasons and Begiristain is determined they won't lag behind their rivals when the window opens on July 1, the paper said.
That is why he has made moves on all of the champions' top-three strike targets, Falcao, Napoli's Edinson Cavani and Brazilian Neymar, the paper added. (ANI )