Manchester United are reportedly disputing claims that they are paying Radamel Falcao £345,000-a-week.
In fact the Old Trafford club are privately denying all of the figures that have been reported regarding the Falcao loan deal. It had been claimed that United are shelling out £345,000-a-week in wages having paid Monaco a £6m loan fee for the season, which would total £24m.
Figures in question
But the Daily Star reports that the actual figure is closer to £265,000-a-week for the season with an initial loan fee of £4.76m, which would be £18m total.
The buy-out fee to make the loan deal permanent was reported to be £51.3m but the report claims it is actually £43m.
First Falcao appearance
Falcao is in line to make his first Manchester United appearance against Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford next weekend. The Colombian international signed for United on deadline day, in one of the more surprising transfer window swoops.
Real Madrid, Juventus and Arsenal were all approached over a deal for the striker, but baulked at his demands. United though, having suffered another disappointing start to a league campaign, pulled the trigger and he'll compete for a starting place with Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney.
Man United transfer news
Manchester United have told van Gaal that he will have plenty of money to spend in the January transfer window despite spending the best part of £150m over the summer.
Although United strengthened in midfield and attack, and signed the versatile Marcos Rojo in defence, there is a feeling that at least one top-class central midfielder is needed, along with possibly another central defender.
But with Falcao in, United certainly will not be found wanting going forward. They now boast one of the best attacks in world football, with Angel Di Maria also in the starting lineup following his British record move from Real Madrid.
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