Falcao to Valencia depending on Negredo and Man City

Valencia’s interest in Radamel Falcao is dependent on the Spanish club coming to an agreement with Manchester City over the future of Alvaro Negredo, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

Falcao has spent the season on loan at Manchester United but it’s not expected United will look to make the move permanent, with a £43.2m fee due to Ligue 1 side Monaco after only four goals.

The Colombia international was however prolific in his last spell in La Liga, at Atletico Madrid immediately prior to joining Monaco, and Valencia are understood to be keen on taking him back to the Primera, although they would baulk at paying the price quoted to United.

However, Valencia would not be able to sign both Falcao and City’s Negredo, who has been at Mestalla since the start of the campaign, as the cost would mean the club would fall foul of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations.

Negredo broke his toe in pre-season and has struggled for form and goals, but Valencia had already agreed to sign the Spain international this summer, with the clause part of the loan agreement between Los Che and City. A fee of £24m has been mooted.

The 29-year-old Negredo has spent a single season at City following his 2013 move from Sevilla, scoring 23 goals in 48 games for the club. He has also represented Rayo Vallecano, the Real Madrid B team and Almeria.

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