Man City set to go all out for Falcao with 52m GBP bid

Updated: Mar 17, 2013, 15:29 PM IST

London: Manchester City is reportedly ready to break the British transfer record with a 52 million-pound raid for Atletico Madrid’s striker Radamel Falcao.

Falcao is believed to have a 60 million euro release clause in his Atletico deal and, with Real Madrid refusing to meet that valuation, Man City believe they can beat off competition from Chelsea to land one of the hottest frontmen in world football.

Falcao has been linked up with Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho, at the Etihad Stadium, with Morinho set to leave the Bernabeu in the summer and City believed to be his most likely destination.

Mourinho and Falcao are represented by agent Jorge Mendes and could both end up at City although no definite decision has yet been made on the future of manager Roberto Mancini.