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Real Madrid president jokes about signing Atletico's Falcao
Chelsea and Qatar-owned Paris St Germain are reportedly among clubs interested in signing the prolific 26-year-old Colombian
Reuters, Tuesday 11 Dec 2012
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Radamel Falcao
Radamel Falcao (Photo: Reuters)

Real Madrid's big-spending president Florentino Perez cracked a joke on Tuesday about making an offer to sign coveted Colombia striker Radamel Falcao from city rivals Atletico.

Falcao has attracted interest from several of Europe's richest clubs and his five-goal haul in Atletico's 6-0 La Liga win at home to Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday will only have served to boost his market value.

Construction magnate Perez was sitting at the same table as Falcao and Real captain Iker Casillas at an awards ceremony in Madrid and was caught on camera saying to Casillas: "I'm going to ask for a serviette and give it to Falcao".

Perez was referring to an incident at a gala in Monaco in 2000 when he made an offer to Zinedine Zidane by writing "Do you want to play for Madrid?" on a serviette and delivering it to the former Real and France midfielder.

"Be careful they are recording this," a laughing Casillas responded, pointing to the television cameras.

Media reports have suggested English Premier League side and European champions Chelsea and Qatar-owned Paris St Germain are among clubs interested in signing the prolific 26-year-old Colombian, who is known as "the tiger".

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Alex
12-12-2012 11:00am
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Falcao - Real Madrid Transfer
Falcao is only play Real Madrid need most, Perez sell Benzema or use Higuian to exchange Falcao. Ronaldo Falcao striking force will be the most strongest force of attack .
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Joselyn
20-12-2012 03:28pm
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I Disagree
Perez already has great attack, di Maria, Higuain, Benzema, Kaká, Özil and Ronaldo. Falcao wouldn't get the chance to do his best at Real Madrid. But in Chelsea (they want Falcao too) Falcao could do so much more. Because it's not going so well after Drogba went to China. He could be a big help at Chelsea
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J. Cassious Masah
12-12-2012 10:58am
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We need Tiger
CR7, KM9 & RF, will give Real lots of awards comes next season. If and only when the Only One(Jose Mourinho)will be guarding them. We need players who know goal mouth and make use of opportunity in front of goalkeepers.
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Edmund's Hagrela
11-12-2012 10:31pm
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Falcao favoured in reals squad
let falcao join real madrid so that he can furtther improve scoring prowess. he will form a deadly combination with CR7, KB and Him. Madrid will surely sign him no doubt
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Abdul Aaron Bangura
11-12-2012 07:09pm
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Give Him the serviette just Zidane
If fortunately perez get falcao that will be gr8 for CR7 and the team as a whole.
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