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Radamel Falcao set to sign for United - report

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Well, we didn't see this one coming.

Michael Regan

After the late signings of Ángel Di María and Daley Blind, TBB expected Manchester United's transfer deadline day to be a pretty quiet occasion. According to reports in Colombia, it will be anything but.

The country's biggest newspaper, El Tiempo, is reporting that star striker Radamel Falcao could be joining United today, despite rumours having linked him to our cross-town rivals City for a while. El Tiempo report that City have pulled out of the deal due to UEFA Financial Fair Play restrictions, with the €65 million cost reportedly exceeding what they're able to pay.

This is a rumour that has emerged from nowhere, and the newspaper do state that only "unofficial reports" are suggesting the deal is done. However, with Robin van Persie needing a knee operation and Javier Hernández looking set for a move to Real Madrid on loan, perhaps this one isn't quite as far-fetched as it sounds.