Man United Offer £27m Plus Player Swap for Atletico Madrid Striker Radamel Falcao

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Old Trafford side to bid big for Colombian forward.

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Manchester United are to enter the race to sign Colombian goal machine Radamel Falcao according to the Daily Mail.

The Old Trafford side will offer £27m in cash plus Mexican international Javier Hernandez in exchange for the 27 year old Atletico Madrid striker, who is also the subject of great interest from both Chelsea and Man City.

The former FC Porto forward has proven a great success in the Spanish top tier, scoring 36 goals in his first season at the Vicente Calderon and 28 goals in 33 appearances in the current campaign.

Such a move may well lead to speculation as to Wayne Rooney’s Man United future as though Falcao would replace Javier Hernandez he is clearly not a player who would be used as sparingly as Chicharito and it’s hard to imagine how Sir Alex Ferguson could accommodate the Atletico Madrid marksman, Rooney AND Robin Van Persie in his starting line-up.

Diego Simeone would be loathed to lose Falcao, a player who cost Atletico £34m just under two years ago, but the La Liga side are well known for cashing in on their top talent and have seen the likes of Fernando Torres, Diego Forlan, Sergio Aguero and most recently David de Gea, leave the club in recent years.

Javier Hernandez may well be keen on a move to Atletico Madrid having failed to cement a regular first team berth at Man United, this despite scoring regularly throughout his three year spell at the club.

Chicharito has scored 48 goals for Man United since his move to the club from Guadalajara back in July 2010, this despite having only been handed 68 starts.

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