Arsenal are one of three teams set to meet with Radamel Falcao’s agent and Monaco to discuss a loan move for the Colombian, according to reports from The Metro.

The Gunners have been heavily linked with the striker for much of this week, with Olivier Giroud’s injury situation having been a worry.

And now with the Frenchman set to miss the rest of 2014, a move to draft in a replacement for him is on the agenda, even though the club have played down such talk.

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Reports reveal that Arsenal are one of three clubs – the others being Juventus and Real Madrid – chasing the player, who is thought to be available on loan for the season.

Monaco are rumoured to be resigned to losing their prolific marksman, but are insisting on a £20m fee up front with a view to a big sum at the end of the season for a permanent deal.

Falcao himself is also desperate for a move to a bigger club, despite having only been with the Ligue 1 heavyweights for just over a year.

Arsenal have only Yaya Sanogo as an orthodox striking option without Giroud, although Alexis Sanchez, Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell could be used in the role.

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