Man United transfers: Sir Alex Ferguson dismisses Radamel Falcao link

Man United transfers: Sir Alex Ferguson laughs off reports linking Red Devils with summer bid for Atletico Madrid striker

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Radamel Falcao has scored 28 goals this term Photo: The Sport Review

Sir Alex Ferguson has poured cold water on speculation linking Radamel Falcao with a transfer to Manchester United this summer.

United were the latest top European club to be linked with the Colombian striker’s signature this week.

However, the Manchester United boss was quick to dismiss the reports as unfounded.

“Do you honestly believe that?” Ferguson replied when asked about the rumours. “Really? It does amaze me that you come up with that one.”

Chelsea are long-term admirers of the Atletico Madrid forward, who is fast-becoming one of the most sought-after strikers in Europe.

The 27-year-old has scored 28 goals in 33 games for the La Liga side this season and netted a first-half hat-trick against the Blues in the Uefa Super Cup in Monaco last August.

Manchester City are also understood to be tracking the striker, although Chelsea are believed to be the Premier League front-runners in the race for his signature.

Last month, Atletico boss Diego Simeone hinted that Falcao could be set for an exit in the summer, saying: “I am not his agent. I am not Falcao.

“Falcao has given me a lot and is a player with commitment, and I respect him a lot for that. The fans do not have to judge him after all he has given.”

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