However, on from seeing the 28-year-old commit to a new, record deal, Monaco have made clear their stance.
“We met in the spring but did not talk because he was playing for Real Madrid and then was in the heights of negotiations to renew,” club vice-president Vadim Vasilyev told L’Equipe.
“We were already working on signing Radamel Falcao. And we have to be humble, it is not possible to have both Falcao and Cristiano.
“Of course we would like Cristiano, but we have spent a lot of money and, in the future, we will invest less.
“We cannot continue along the same line. We will invest less and focus on our youth being one of the best in France.”
Rumours continue that Falcao’s agreement to join Monaco is with a clause that will allow him to leave after one year should Real Madrid or Chelsea come in with an offer.
“There is no clause allowing him to leave after the first year. It would make no sense to build a project around a player and then allow him to leave after the first season.”
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