Manchester United have agreed to sign Colombia international striker Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan deal from AS Monaco for £6 million.
The deal, subject to Falcao passing a medical, comes shortly after rumours of a move to European champions Real Madrid arose when a tweet on Saturday, which has since been deleted, read: “Dream come true #halamadrid,” and includes a £43.5 million at the end of the season.
Shortly after the tweet emerged, Falcao claimed it was fake. “I have to refute a story about a tweet I have not done and that is a photo montage,” the former Atletico Madrid and Porto striker said.
A host of Europe’s top clubs, including the likes of Arsenal, Juventus, Manchester City, and Real Madrid, were made aware of the Colombian’s availability earlier this week, but ultimately United, who have loaned Chicharito Hernandez to Real, have won the race for the 28-year-old superstar.
Falcao will join new arrivals Angel Di Maria, Ander Herrera, Daley Blind, Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo at Old Trafford, with reports suggesting Holland international Nigel de Jong could join from AC Milan in an £8 million deal before the close of the transfer window.
Falcao, who missed this summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil after suffering damage to his anterior cruciate ligament in January, has scored two goals in three Ligue 1 appearances for Monaco this season.
Hull City sign Abel Hernandez for club record fee
Hull City have completed the club record signing of Abel Hernandez from Palermo on a three-year deal.
The Uruguay international, 24, arrives at the KC Stadium as the replacement for Shane Long, who left Kingston upon Hull for Southampton for a ridiculous fee of £12 million earlier this summer.
“Abel is a fantastic signing and highlights just how far the Club has come in such a short space of time,” manager Steve Bruce told the club’s official website.
“He is an exciting talent and like myself, I’m sure the supporters can’t wait to see him in action.”
Meanwhile, Hull were able to complete the signing of Tottenham Hotspur captain Michael Dawson for £3.5 million last week.
Prior to starting for Hull against Aston Villa at the weekend, Dawson had not featured for Spurs this season, with new boss Mauricio Pochettino preferring the centre-back partnership of Jan Vertonghen and Younes Kaboul.
Additionally, Federico Fazio’s arrival from Sevilla further made the former Nottingham Forest defender surplus to requirements.