Real Madrid have shut the door on AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao.

El Confidencial says Real coach Carlo Ancelotti is happy to go with Karim Benzema as his prime striker this season and doesn't want his squad dynamic to be unsettled by Falcao's arrival.

The Colombian has been eager to see the move happen and his agent, Jorge Mendes, has been pushing Real to open talks with Monaco about a deal.

The Portuguese super agent has exhausted every angle to get a deal done, but is being stonewalled by Real officials.

Real will not consider Falcao this summer, but may revisit the situation in January.

 For the big stories and the banter follow us on Twitter: @tribalfootball