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Atletico Madrid rule out sale of Manchester City target Falcao

Atletico Madrid rule out sale of Manchester City target Falcao

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The Europa League champions have dismissed talk of a transfer to a bigger club for their Colombian star, despite several teams reportedly keen on acquiring the striker

Atletico Madrid have ruled out the possibility of attacker Radamel Falcao leaving the Vicente Calderon in the summer.

The Colombian striker has been a huge hit in Spain since joining from Porto in 2011 as he scored 36 goals in 50 appearances for Los Colchoneros.

Goal.com exclusively revealed that Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has placed the 26-year-old at the top of his summer transfer list after cooling his interest in Arsenal’s Robin Van Persie.

However, Atletico sporting director Jose Luis Caminero has poured cold water on the speculation, insisting that Falcao will remain at the club next season, despite the lure of Champions League football elsewhere.

"Falcao will remain at Atletico Madrid and any talk of an exit is misplaced. The club has very clear ideas on this," the official told AS.

"The striker will remain with us next season and we are not considering any other possibility," Caminero concluded.

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