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Fergie laughs at United Falcao reports

ESPN staff
April 14, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »

Sir Alex Ferguson has laughed off speculation Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign Atletico Madrid forward Radamel Falcao.

Spanish newspaper Marca recently claimed Colombia star Falcao - who has been strongly linked with Chelsea and Real Madrid - was closing in on a move to Old Trafford.

The publication claimed: "Sources close to both parties suggest that a down payment may have already been made as a guarantee for a future transfer."

Asked about the speculation, Atletico boss Diego Simeone told the Spanish press: "Falcao is a great player and it's logical that the best teams in the world are interested in him. It doesn't surprise me.''

However, Ferguson indicated that there was no truth to the stories when he was pressed on the subject.

"Do you honestly believe that? Really? It does amaze me that you come up with that one," he said.

Javier Hernandez's name was mooted as a potential make-weight in the deal for Falcao, but the Mexico international stated on Saturday that he is happy at Old Trafford despite limited playing time this season.

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