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."

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."