Falcao looks set to complete a season long loan move to Manchester United.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was interested in signing Manchester United bound Falcao but ended up pulling out of the race to sign the AS Monaco striker after being put off by his high wage demands.
The Daily Star reports that Wenger had looked into the possibility of signing Falcao on a season long loan after Olivier Giroud suffered an injury to his ankle that will keep him out until the new year.
However, the Columbian’s wage demands, thought to be about £10 million per season, were too steep for Wenger and he quickly ended his interest in the player.
Falcao is set to sign for Manchester United on a season long loan, with the striker set to arrive in Manchester to agree personal terms and complete his medical.
The Red Devils will pay Monaco £6 million to loan the striker while they have also agreed to Falcao’s high wage demands. United have the option of buying Falcao on a permanent deal next summer.
Arsenal fans will be frustrated at losing out on Falcao especially after they also missed an opportunity to sign Loic Remy yesterday. The striker chose to join Chelsea instead, leaving the Gunners looking for alternative signings.