Wage demands threatening to derail Man United striker move

Manchester United’s Radamel Falcao may see a potential summer move to Juventus scuppered by his exorbitant salary demands, according to the Old Lady’s general director Giuseppe Marotta.

The Colombia international is currently on a season-loan loan at Old Trafford, but looks unlikely to be kept on after netting just four goals all season.

But despite his woes, the 29-year-old’s stock remains high in Europe, with prolific spells at Porto and Atletico Madrid likely to be enough to ensure that he doesn’t have to return to Monaco.

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Juventus are believed to be looking into adding the South American to their ranks, however, Marotta says that the player’s wages – believed to be worth around £265,000-per-week – may be beyond the reach of his club:

“The situation with Falcao is complicated,” he is quoted by Goal.

“His wages cannot be overlooked. At the moment, signing him seems to be a utopia.”

The news may come as a boost for both Liverpool and Chelsea, who are reportedly looking at surprise deals to offer Falcao another shot at English football.

The once prolific marksman is owned by Monaco, who bought him for around £50m in 2013.

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