According to various reliable sources, including the Guardian and James Ducker of the Times, Radamel Falcao will become a Manchester United player today. Unlike earlier reports, which suggested United would fork out a hefty €65 million fee to sign the Colombian striker, the deal will just be a season-long loan.
According to Sky, Falcao will arrive at Manchester Airport on a private jet at around 5pm, in order to complete personal terms and a medical. The Red Devils have apparently fended off interest from Manchester City and Arsenal in order to bag the 28-year-old striker.
Despite the deal being a loan, Falcao certainly won't become cheap -- Monaco apparently wanted a £20 million fee to let the Colombian leave for the season. However, the Guardian's Jamie Jackson claims that United are paying less than half that, and that there is an option to make the switch permanent:
Falcao loan fee no more than £9m and #mufc have option for permanent deal— jamie jackson (@JamieJackson___) September 1, 2014
Falcao struggled with injury throughout last season, though he scored nine goals in his 17 appearances. He's now back fit, and he's scored two goals in three Ligue 1 games so far this season.