Colombian international Radamel Falcao has emerged as a surprise transfer target for Manchester United.
The News of the World reported on Sunday that Sir Alex Ferguson was tracking the FC Porto striker who has been in fine form for the Portuguese side this season.
Having scored 11 goals in 16 league appearances, Falcao has attracted the attention of a number of clubs, with Goal.com reporting that current European champions Inter Milan have been keeping tabs on the 24-year-old star.
Falcao started his career at River Plate before moving to Porto in the summer of 2009 where he has since developed into a prolific goalscorer making him one of the most feared strikers on the European circuit.
With his current contract running until the summer of 2013, Falcao will not be available on the cheap, so Manchester United will need to be prepared to make a ‘generous’ offer in order to bring the player to Old Trafford in the summer.
Arsenal were linked with a move for Falcao in the recent January transfer window but were priced out of negotiations after Porto whacked a €35million price tag on the player’s head which has since warded off any additional interest.
But the Red Devils, who are also interested in Falcao’s strike partner Hulk will make a decision on whether or not to pursue their interest in either player, and need to determine which one represents the best value package all-round for Manchester United football club.
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