Real Madrid are considering making a move for current Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao, according to reports, after Monaco president Vadim Vasilyev gave hints over his future in the summer.
On loan with United from Monaco for the season, Falcao hasn't had the impact on the side which Louis Van Gaal may have hoped for, scoring just four times in 19 appearances for the club.
With that in mind there will no doubt be a lot of speculation surrounding the Columbia international as the summer approaches. Van Gaal has been tight-lipped over whether he might offer Falcao a permanent deal at United and Vasilyev says many clubs are interested in his signature.
"It's up to Manchester United to take a decision but I'm not worried for him because we have interest from other big clubs," he said, according to the Daily Mail.
"Sometimes it's just little things that matter in football. When the technical quality is there, the mentality is there, sometimes it's just the confidence of the coach or just little details. We tend to overreact if somebody doesn't do well for a few years.
"Had he stayed here – I know he wanted a bigger challenger and Man United is a great club – one of our problems is efficiency in front of goal. If he was here we would not be fourth, we would be first or second."
Real Madrid are reportedly considering a move for Falcao as the club look to further beef up their attacking line. While Falcao's signing fee at United would amount to £43m, for Madrid this might be different, particularly if he pushes hard for a move away from the Ligue 1 outfit on a permanent basis.
Louis Van Gaal didn't play Falcao against Swansea on Saturday despite the side struggling for goals and eventually going down 2-1 to the Welsh side, in a sign that he doesn't hold much faith in the man who shocked the footballing world with his move to Monaco from Atletico Madrid on the back of a whirlwind season with the club.