Manchester City have made an opening move for Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao.

The People says City sporting director Txiki Begiristain has made the opening move in a £40million bid to land Atletico Madrid's hot-shot striker Falcao.

The former Barcelona Mr Fix-it has begun negotiations in a move to get ahead of Chelsea in the race for the Colombian.

Begiristain is determined they won't lag behind their rivals when the window opens on July 1.