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05-31-2013, 01:53 PM #1
[Football] Monaco confident of securing Falcao
Monaco chief executive Vadim Vasilyev says club are edging closer to capturing Atletico Madrid forward Radamel Falcao.
The 27-year-old is expected to ink a four or five-year deal at Stade Louis II on Friday, with some reports suggesting the former Porto striker will have a buyout clause included in his deal to permit interested parties to make an approach at the end of next season.
However, speaking to RMC Sport, Vasilyev said the club are closing in on their man and refuted claims of such a clause being included.
"The Falcao deal is on track, but it is not yet finalised, there are still some details to work out," he said.
"We really hope to sign this great player. He is one of the best in the world and we will be very happy once he arrives.
"There is no clause. There would be no point in signing Falcao for one year. It would not do anything. We are building a team."
Vasilyev also insisted the Colombia international was motivated by the project being developed at Monaco rather than the financial aspect of his move.
"He strongly believes in the future of AS Monaco," he said.
"This is a club with a great story and we've got a project to make a great team. He is very motivated."