Manchester United have agreed a season-long deal for Monaco striker Radamel Falcao, subject to the Colombian passing a medical at Carrington later on Monday.
According to Sky Sports, the deal for the former Atletico Madrid centre-forward includes the option of United signing the 28-year-old, who missed out on the World Cup in the summer after suffering a serious knee injury last season.
Falcao was on the radar of a host of European clubs, including Real Madrid, Juventus, Arsenal and Manchester City but United look to have won the race to the Colombian.
More to follow
All summer, Manchester United’s transfer activity has been long, drawn out and a hive of speculation but, overnight, from nowhere, initial rumours of their interest in Monaco’s Radamel Falcao has rapidly evolved into reports he’s all-but a done deal.
United’s Mexican striker, Chicharito, has agreed to join Real Madrid on a season-long loan.
With his 1st team chances limited under Van Gaal a move to a club in the Champions League is a fantastic opportunity for ‘the little pea’, hopefully he’ll celebrate his trip to Anfield later this year with a hat-trick!
Who’ll be next to leave?
With little more than 24hrs of the summer transfer window remaining, Shinji Kagawa has agreed to rejoin Borussia Dortmund after what can only be considered as a disappointing two year spell at Manchester United.
German newspaper, Bild, are reporting that Kagawa has agreed terms earlier today with United receiving a fee of just £6.3m.
Shinji Kagawa has left Manchester United after just two seasons to return to Borussia Dortmund, the club from which United had signed him in the summer of 2012.
Dortmund are believed to have paid around £7m for the 25-year-old, half of what they received for him two years ago, with the Japanese’s price-tag driven down by two difficult seasons, during which he never managed to establish himself as regular starter at United, despite arriving at Old Trafford amid much promise.
Manchester United have agreed a fee for the signing of Ajax utility man Daley Blind, who will join United in the coming days for a fee of £15m.
Blind becomes United’s fifth signing of the summer after Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Angel Di Maria and will join Holland team-mate Robin Van Persie at Old Trafford.
Louis Van Gaal insisted Manchester United will be a different side altogether after the transfer window shuts on Monday, as he continues the thorough rebuilding process he’s been tackling since he joined the club.
United have already spent over £130m on players and broke the British transfer record by signing Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for £59.7m but Van Gaal said the Argentine won’t be the last arrival this summer.
Tom Cleverley could soon be heading to Aston Villa, with various sources reporting Manchester United have accepted a £8m from Villa for the 25-year-old midfielder.
talkSPORT and the Daily Mail suggest Cleverley, who had also attracted interest from Hull, West Ham and Everton could leave the club by the end of the transfer window, as his first team opportunities could shrink even further if, as largely expected, United bolster their midfield options over the next couple of days.