Real Madrid have turned down the chance to sign AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao.

The Colombian wants to leave ASM, despite only signing for the French club in the summer, after finding himself at the centre of a financial row with French League authorities.

Marca says Falcao has been offered to Real in recent days by his camp.

But Real president Florentino Perez rejected the request to open talks as he's focused on a deal for Tottenham star Gareth Bale.

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