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The coveted striker's dad confirmed there were a number a clubs interested in the Colombian's signature over the summer

The father of Atletico Madrid striker Falcao has admitted that several top clubs attempted to lure his son away from the club during the summer.

The striker scored a sensational first half hat-trick as Los Rojiblancos dispatched Chelsea 4-1 to lift the Super Cup on Friday night.

But Falcao senior was a noticeable absentee from the stands, instead remaining in his homeland in anticipation of a possible transfer.

"I decided to stay in Colombia as I didn't know if Radamel would still be at Atletico Madrid," Falcao's father was quoted in Colombian press as saying.

"I know for a fact one Russian club was extremely interested in him, while an English team were also sniffing around. I wondered about travelling [to see the Super Cup], but then felt it might have been for nothing.

"Right now, I'd put Falcao's price tag as around €100 million, although that's for his club to decide."

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