Liverpool are convinced AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao is moving to Real Madrid this month. The Guardian says the Colombia striker was subject to an inquiry from Liverpool several days ago as Brendan Rodgers attempts to secure a replacement for Luis Suárez.

Liverpool's approach revealed the 28-year-old, who missed his country's captivating World Cup campaign with a cruciate ligament injury, is set to follow James Rodríguez out of Monaco but that a deal with European champions Real is close to being agreed.

The inquiry from Liverpool has gone no further.

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