Falcao may have kicked off his season at Monaco but he could still end it at Real Madrid. The same might happen to Liverpool’s Luis Suárez. Florentino Pérez is still keen on signing a 'galactico' centre-forward to complete Ancelotti’s new-look Real Madrid side.

The transfer targets are clearly defined: Falcao and Luis Suárez. The winter transfer market usually offers very little choice but the fact that neither Falcao nor Luis Suárez are playing in Europe this season makes them two potential reinforcements should Real Madrid need additional firepower midway through the season.

Real Madrid even closed a deal for the 'reds' striker which is why the Uruguayan handed in a transfer request at Liverpool but Bale once again popped up on the radar and Florentino shelved any plans to sign the forward.

Real has had a longstanding interest in Falcao. The club has constantly kept tabs on the Colombian – and he on the Madrid - even after his move to Monaco was announced. The former Atlético hitman does not appear to be very happy at Monaco.

Now all eyes are on Benzema and his performances will be studied under a microscope. If Karim’s form dips the possibility of signing a forward would gain ground.