DEADLINE DAY: Manchester United set to land prolific striker

ON THE MOVE ... Radamel Falcao.

ON THE MOVE ... Radamel Falcao.

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PROLIFIC striker Radamel Falcao is set to join Manchester United on a season-long loan from Monaco.

The deal for the Colombian forward is expected to cost the Red Devils £6m, with an option to buy for £43.5m next summer.

Falcao only joined Monaco from Atletico Madrid last summer, and the 28-year-old scored 13 times in 22 games for the Ligue 1 club.

However, a serious knee injury cut his season short last term, and he missed out on a place at the World Cup because of it.

The arrival of Falcao will further increase the forward options available to Man United manager Louis van Gaal.

Falcao will compete with the likes of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney for a starting place, while Javier Hernandez is expected to complete a loan move to Real Madrid today, and Danny Welbeck could also leave Old Trafford.

Welbeck has been linked with loan moves to the likes of Newcastle United and Sunderland this summer.