Radamel Falcao's transfer to Manchester United is expected to be a loan deal.
Manchester United's signing of Radamel Falcao is expected to be a loan deal.
Spanish newspaper AS had reported the Colombian would sign for the Red Devils for €65 million.
Instead it appears a deal is to be a loan move, potentially costing as little as the €12 million required to pay his wages for the season.
The news has been verified by the BBC:
Falcao is expected to fly into Manchester later today, although there remains the possibility rivals City could try to swing the deal back in their favour.
The Colombian will be put through a medical at United, which is not a formality bearing in mind his cruciate knee ligament injury suffered last season.
A loan deal would be sensible for United, who if they still fail to reach the Champions League, could walk away from the agreement and not be hamstrung by his high wages placing pressure on their finances.
His arrival is expected to see Danny Welbeck exit the club along with Javier Hernandez, who is at Real Madrid to complete a loan move.