Monaco are believed to be interested in Roberto Soldado, as they seek a replacement for Manchester United-bound Radamel Falcao.
The French side paid £55million for Falcao last summer, but they are prepared to let him leave the club on loan during the current window. Arsenal and Manchester City were expected to go head-to-head for the Colombian, but it appears as they have both been pipped by United who will hold discussions with the player on Monday evening.
This will leave Monaco looking for a replacement before the window slams shut, and according to The Telegraph, they hold an interest in Soldado. The Spain international joined Tottenham Hotspur from Valencia last August for £26million, but despite a promising start to life in England, he scored just six goals in 28 appearances in the Premier League.
His situation hasn’t improved under new head coach Mauricio Pochettino, who has used him for just 13 minutes during the first three games of the current campaign. It is believed the Argentine is willing to let the 29-year-old leave for half the price his employers paid for his signature a little over 12 months ago, and this is a fee well within Monaco’s budget.
Soldado’s departure would leave Spurs looking for attacking reinforcements, and they are said to be interested in Swansea City star Wilfried Bony and England international Danny Welbeck. The latter looks poised to leave Manchester United after falling down the pecking order, a situation which will worsen once Falcao completes his move to Old Trafford.
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