Spurs could shock everyone by bringing in the Colombian.
There could be good news for Tottenham Hotspur fans if Gareth Bale is sold to Real Madrid, as the money received could help the side launch an ambitious bid for Chelsea target and unsettled AS Monaco star Radamel Falcao, according to SportsDirect News.
Despite the fact that Falcao only signed for the Ligue 1 club earlier this summer, the striker could already be sold due to tax issues in the Principality.
The rest of the French league have launched a complaint against Monaco as tax laws in Monte Carlo mean any new signing barely has to pay out any money – unlike stars in France where tax is relatively high for the rich.
As a result the club may be forced to either pay €100m in compensation, or move out of the Principality and therefore face their star’s taxes rising.
Either outcome has meant that Falcao could be leaving, with £50m being paid for the Colombian and Monaco keen to recoup that sort of fee if they need the money.
The Blues were believed to be favourites to snap up the 27-year-old if this happened, as the west London club have been linked with the forward before and need new attacking options.
Yet if Madrid were moved to pay a world record fee for Bale, suddenly Tottenham would have the spending capability to realistically compete for Falcao.
Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas worked for a year with the Colombia international in the 2010/11 season at FC Porto, when the Portuguese club won the treble.
The South American has played two Ligue 1 games for Monaco so far in 2013/14 and netted goals in each match.