Man United might still sign £43.5m flop, insist Monaco

Radamel Falcao’s future could still lie with Manchester United, according to Monaco’s vice-president Vadim Vasilyev, as reported by The Guardian.

Falcao has largely been a disappointment since joining the Red Devils on a season-long loan from Ligue 1 side Monaco last summer, scoring just four goals in 22 Premier League appearances.

And it was widely expected that United, who have first option to buy the 29-year-old for £43.5million at the end of the season, were going to decide against making his Old Trafford stay a permanent one.

But Vasilyev insists United have not yet made a decision on their intentions where Falcao is concerned, and that it is still possible that he could be at Old Trafford next season.

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He told The Guardian: “I saw the Manchester United people last Sunday and they have not yet decided if they would exercise the option.

“It’s not his best season, but they kept the opportunity to make a decision at the end of the season.”

But despite Man United having first refusal on the Colombian’s signature, Vasilyev has admitted that Monaco have recieved content from a number of clubs regarding Falcao’s availability, though he insists negotiations with these clubs have not yet begun.

“We are not in any other negotiations, even if big clubs are interested,” he added.

“The decision is with Manchester, then we will discuss with the player what he wants. I would like to have more visibility.”

With Robin Van Persie’s future still to be decided and Javier Hernandez expected to leave Old Trafford in the summer, Louis Van Gaal will definitely be in the market for a goalscorer between now and the beginning of next season, with Falcao still very much a possible option.