Manchester United have agreed a sensational loan deal for Monaco striker Radamel Falcao, according to reports this morning.

The Columbian striker has been linked with a move away from the oil-rich Ligue 1 outfit all summer and has been offered to Premier League trio Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United in the last 48 hours.

But Louis Van Gaal appears to have beaten his top-flight rivals to the 28-year-old’s signature in a one year deal reportedly worth around £6million.

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The Old Trafford outfit can now boast a front line that includes Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Angel Di Maria and Falcao, despite their defensive options clearly at its weakest for many years.

United will have the option to make the move permanent next summer, with a fee of around £45m being reported. Although it’s is thought that option would only be exercises should van Gaal guide the Red Devils back in to the Champions League by the end of the campaign.

The Dutch manager’s start to life at Old Trafford has been disastrous, managing just two points from his first three league games in charge as well as a humiliating 4-0 Capital One Cup round two defeat to MK Dons.

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