Manchester United have agreed to sign Colombian striker Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco for the rest of the season.
The loan deal, which is reportedly worth £6m and includes an option for thee club to buy for €55m (£43.5m) at the end of the season, is subject to medical.
Falcao joined Monaco for £50m in May last year, and despite an injury hit first season still managed to score 11 goals in 19 appearances in all competitions.
He has been linked with a move away from the principality club during the summer. Speculation over his future gathered steam after he was dropped from the Ligue 1 club’s squad shortly before Saturday’s draw against Lille.
Having joined Atletico Madrid from Portuguese club Porto in 2011, Falcao went on to score 35 goals in 46 league games.
His best season came in 2012-2013 when he bagged 34 goals in 41 games in all competitions as Atletico Madrid won the Copa del Rey and finished third in La Liga.
He has made three appearances in the French league this season, after returning from anterior cruciate ligament damage he sustained in January, which ruled him out of the World Cup.
Manchester City opted against signing the Colombian as they could not make space in their squad for him.
Falcao had also been linked with Arsenal, Italian champions Juventus and European champions Real Madrid.
Manchester United have signed defenders Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, midfielder Ander Herrera and forward Angel Di Maria while Netherlands international Daley Blind is close to joining from Ajax.