Manchester United have agreed to sign Colombia striker Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco.
The 28-year-old has been linked throughout the summer with a move away from the French Ligue 1 side, who he joined for £50m in May 2013.
Falcao has scored 11 goals in 20 appearances for Monaco.
He had been linked with United’s Premier League rivals Manchester City and Arsenal, as well as Italian side Juventus and Spanish club Real Madrid.
Rumours of a move to European champions Real gathered pace on Saturday when a comment on his official Twitter account, which was later deleted, read: “Dream come true #halamadrid”.
In a later post Falcao indicated the first tweet was fake, saying: “I have to refute a story about a tweet I have not done and that is a photo montage.”
Speculation over his future grew when he was dropped from Monaco’s squad shortly before Saturday’s draw against Lille, after being expected to start.