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City target Falcao denies Madrid tweet

ESPN staff
August 31, 2014
Pellegrini: It was a bad day for City

Manchester City's hopes of signing Radamel Falcao appear to have faded after the Monaco striker suggested on Twitter he was close to joining Real Madrid - only to later claim he had been hacked.

Falcao, who has long been linked with a move to City, supposedly tweeted he was to join the European champions and that the move was a "dream come true."

However, the tweet was quickly deleted and the 28-year-old insisted the picture was fake and had been "photoshopped."

Falcao was left out of the manager Leonardo Jardim's squad for Monaco's 1-1 draw with Lille on Saturday, which prompted speculation the striker was set to leave the Stade Louis II.

City manager Manuel Pellegrini declined to comment on reports linking City with a loan move for Falcao before Monday's transfer deadline, following his side's shock Premier League defeat to Stoke.

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