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Falcao: 'It's exciting to play at the world's best club'

Manchester United have completed the signing of Monaco striker Radamel Falcao on a on-year loan deal with an option to make the switch permanent.

The Columbian tweeted about his excitement over joining Manchester United:

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Moving to @manutd was my decision. It's exciting to play at the world's best club and in such a competitive league.

The club also tweeted a picture of a shirt with Falcao's name captioned: "Introducing Our Number 9"

Previous wearers of the 'number 9' shirt include Andy Cole and Dimitar Berbatov.

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Manchester United loan Hernandez to Real Madrid

Real Madrid have announced they have signed Mexican forward Javier Hernandez from Manchester United on a season-long loan, with an option to make the deal permanent next summer.

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Mexican forward Javier Hernandez Credit: Press Association

The European champions were looking to reinforce their attacking line following the departure of Alvaro Morata to Juventus this summer.

The 26-year-old Hernandez, who joined the Red Devils in 2010 from Mexican outfit Guadalajara, had grown increasingly frustrated at a lack of first-team opportunities at Old Trafford and was looking for a new challenge.

"Real Madrid and Manchester United have reached an agreement for the transfer of Javier Hernandez Chicharito, who will join the club for the current season.

"Real Madrid holds an option to buy the player.

"Javier Hernandez Chicharito will hold a press conference at the Santiago Bernabeu on Monday afternoon."

– Real Madrid statement

Manchester United agree loan deal for Radamel Falcao

Radamel Falcao
Radamel Falcao Credit: Press Association

Manchester United have agreed a loan deal to sign Colombia striker Radamel Falcao from Monaco subject to a medical, according to the Press Association Sport.

A deal for one of the most sought-after strikers in the game would see United beat both Manchester City and Arsenal to the signature of the 28-year-old.

It is understands a loan deal for a year has been agreed between the clubs. Monaco are understood to have been seeking a fee of £12million for a one-year loan deal for Falcao.

Manchester United fans hoping for more signings

  • Manchester United fans will be hoping Daley Blind is not the only player brought in before 11pm. That would be a fifth summer signing for the Reds.
  • More departures appear likely following midfielder Shinji Kagawa's exit from Old Trafford to his previous side Borussia Dortmund.
  • Reports suggest United striker Javier Hernandez is close to making a one-year loan move to Real Madrid.
  • Meanwhile, midfielder Tom Cleverley continues to attract interest from Aston Villa.

Man United agree fee with Ajax for Daley Blind

Daley Blind
Daley Blind Credit: PA

Manchester United have agreed a fee with Ajax for the transfer of Holland international Daley Blind.

Blind, 24, is yet to agree personal terms and undergo a medical, but United are hopeful the player will complete his move to Old Trafford before the transfer window shuts on Monday night.

Reports in Holland suggest the agreed fee is 18 million euros (£14.2million).

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United to seal record deal for di Maria

Manchester United are expected to complete the British-record signing of Angel di Maria later today.

Press Association Sport understands the Argentina winger will undergo a medical with the club this morning after a £59.7million fee was agreed with Real Madrid.

Di Maria was absent from the Real squad that beat Cordoba 2-0 at the Bernabeu on Monday evening.

United have made no official comment on the matter, but it is understood the agreed fee between the Red Devils and Real will eclipse the Premier League record £50million Chelsea paid to Liverpool for Fernando Torres in 2011.

Should he sign, the 26-year-old cannot be involved in United's Capital One Cup tie at MK Dons on Tuesday night but could be set for a debut in Saturday's Barclays Premier League match at Burnley.

United appear in desperate need of a lift after a loss and a draw from their opening two league games and the man who was named man of the match in May's Champions League final would certainly give them that.

Man United want Di Maria deal done within 36 hours

Angel di Maria
Angel di Maria Credit: Press Association

Manchester United are looking to have the British record signing of Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria wrapped up by Tuesday evening, Press Association Sport understands.

United have made no official comment on the matter, but it is understood a fee has been agreed between the Red Devils and Real that will eclipse the British record £50million Chelsea paid to Liverpool for Fernando Torres in 2011, with reports putting the figure at at least £60million.

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