Last Updated: Mon, 27 May 2013 09:21
Manchester City will reportedly focus on signing Napoli's Edinson Cavani as Monaco look to have won the race for Radamel Falcao.
City and Chelsea have both been heavily linked with a move for Colombia striker Falcao who will leave Atletico Madrid but it looks as though French Ligue 1 new boys Monaco have won the race for his signature.
Monaco are splashing the cash after paying a combined fee of £60million for Porto pair Joao Moutinho and James Rodriguez, and they have now agreed a fee of £51million with Atletico to land Falcao.
"Yes, we are expecting Falcao and four or five other players of his quality," Monaco assistant coach Jean Petit has been quoted as saying. "We have spoken and we continue to speak with Falcao and his representatives, negotiations are ongoing. We hope to seal a deal as soon as possible.
"Monaco need a player like Falcao because he can help us a lot and because he can attract other top players, and that's the best way of confirming our project is big and interesting.
"Signing Falcao is a big coup on sporting and media levels for French football."
It means City will move on in their quest to sign a top striker in the close season and 26-year-old Uruguay international Cavani seems to be the top target now.
The club have confirmed their interest in the player while Napoli could be willing to sell - especially if City agree to hand them Edin Dzeko in part-exchange.
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