Man City agree on £54m deal for Atletico's Falcao
Man City agrees on record 54 mln-pound deal for Atletico's Falcao to usher in Pellegrini era
Click here to add Carlos Tevez as an alert
Disable alert for Carlos Tevez,
Click here to add Fernando Torres as an alert
Disable alert for Fernando Torres,
Click here to add Jorge Mendes as an alert
Disable alert for Jorge Mendes,
Click here to add Jose Mourinho as an alert
Disable alert for Jose Mourinho,
Click here to add Liverpool as an alert
Disable alert for Liverpool,
Click here to add Premier League as an alert
Disable alert for Premier League,
Click here to add Radamel Falcao as an alert
Disable alert for Radamel Falcao,
Click here to add Roman Abramovich as an alert
Disable alert for Roman Abramovich,
Click here to add Sergio Agüero as an alert
Disable alert for Sergio Agüero
City has met the buy-out clause in the Atletico contract of the Colombian, who has long been one of hottest properties in world football, to snatch him away from incoming Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and boost their profile of the Premier League, the Mirror reports.
According to the report, Mourinho and Falcao share an agent, Jorge Mendes, and the Special One was hoping Falcao would join him at Chelsea.
However, the report said that Falcao is keen to work with Pellegrini, who is expected to sign a two-year deal at City within a fortnight, and is said to prefer City rather than go head-to-head with Fernando Torres, the favourite of owner Roman Abramovich, at Stamford Bridge.
The report further said that Falcao, whose transfer fee will surpass the 50 million pounds that Chelsea paid Liverpool for Torres in 2011, is set to arrive on a deal worth more than 200,000 pounds per week, adding that his imminent arrival will allow Carlos Tevez to leave City and choose between lucrative offers from wealthy French clubs Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco.
Falcao will now link up at the Etihad with Sergio Aguero, the man he replaced at Atletico in 2011, the report added. (ANI)
- Pellegrini hopes for 'verbal agreement' to turn into 'signed contract' with Man City
- Man City line up Falcao as Negredo agrees Valencia deal
- Chelsea agree record sponsorship deal with Yokohama
- Man City to offer $124-million for Falcao and Cavani
- Man City to break Brit transfer record with £52m bid for Falcao