Manchester United transfer news: Monaco insist other 'great clubs' interested in Radamel Falcao

Red Devils are yet to decide if they want to keep the misfiring striker

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Monaco insist they have a number of 'great clubs' interested in buying Radamel Falcao if Manchester United decide against signing him on a permanent contract.

The 29-year-old joined Louis van Gaal's men on loan last summer and United have the option to sign him for £43.2m at the end of the season.

Speaking during an interview with BBC lunchtime show 'Football Focus', the French club's vice-president Vadim Vasilyev said: "I'm not worried for Falcao, he is a world-class striker.

"If Manchester United decide not take up the option at the end of the season, we have interest from other great clubs. So I am really not worried for him at all."

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Louis van Gaal

The Colombian has scored just four times on 19 appearances for the Red Devils despite his reportedly astronomical wages.

United have already paid a £6m loan fee while the striker is believed to be earning £265,000-a-week at Old Trafford.

Speaking to the press last month, van Gaal said: "If a player costs £95m or £5,000, it doesn't make any difference. You have to prove yourself.

"We have made this deal and everything is clear."

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