Manchester United want to renegotiate £43m Radamel Falcao transfer

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Manchester United will look to renegotiate the £43 million deal they agreed with AS Monaco last summer for the permanent transfer of Radamel Falcao as a direct result of the much-maligned striker's under par performances at Old Trafford.

According to the Sunday Telegraph, if Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal decides to pursue the full-time signature of the Colombia international it will be at a significantly reduced price to the one previously signed off when they rushed through his season-long loan switch to the Premier League.

Falcao has scored just three goals in 14 senior appearances in 2014/15 after struggling to regain fitness and form following his pre-season recovery from a serious cruciate ligament injury suffered last term.

The 28-year-old has so far provided little return on the €6 million loan fee and whopping £265,000-a-week wages that Manchester United are currently paying the former FC Porto and Atletico Madrid marksman, and that will have a major impact on his parent club's prospects of securing a big-money return.

Falcao has already made clear his desire to leave the Ligue 1 club upon the expiry of his Red Devils deal, but might find his options a little more limited after a difficult start to life in England's top-flight.

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His representative - infamous FIFA super agent Jorge Mendes - has insisted that the South American will not be short on offers in the summer, but Manchester United will hope to take advantage of the anticipated shortage by trying to agree a cut-price deal with Monaco.

Van Gaal has stated that Falcao still has to prove that he is worth retaining after another ineffective performance in Saturday's 2-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers. The talisman missed three good chances at Loftus Road yesterday, heaping further pressure on the under-performing star.

He was dropped completely from the 18-man squad for last weekend's surprise defeat against high-flying Southampton, but returned to the starting line-up to face the relegation strugglers in west London. However, it was another opportunity he failed to take prompting more speculation about his long-term future at the Theatre of Dreams.

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