With no Champions League or even...gasp...Europa League football this season to dangle as a sweetner, Manchester United had to turn to one of their highest-ranking foot soldiers in order to get the loan deal for Radamel Falcao over the line.
Javier Hernandez has reached an agreement with Real Madrid and will be unveiled at the Santiago Bernabueu later on Monday, after completing his loan move to the European Champions.
With Radamel Falcao arriving on loan from Monaco, Hernandez's opportunities to break into the first XI appeared even more limited and Louis Van Gaal decided the Mexican could be moved on, after months of speculations had linked him a host of European clubs, including Juventus, Valencia and Inter Milan.
With Arsenal, Real Madrid and Man City all heavily linked for the past few days, it looks like Manchester United have come up on the rails and pipped the lot to the signing of Radamel Falcao.
Now, it's worth noting that the Daily Mail have a propensity to jump the gun with things like this in the name of click-baiting, but never-the-less the paper have gone ahead and confirmed that United have won the race to sign Falcao.
The deal for Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez to leave Old Trafford is all but finished, according to Sky Sport's Guillem Balague who stated that Hernandez is going to Real Madrid on a one-year loan deal.
After new manager Louis van Gaal informed Hernandez and a few other players they were free to leave at the beginning of his time at Manchester United, Hernandez has been linked with several clubs over the recent transfer season.
Arsenal's Big-Money Target Desperate For Move, Rejects Offers From Several Clubs - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
To play for Real Madrid is a dream for most footballers around the world. Colombian striker Radamel Falcao is no different. The 28 year-old is desperate to join Los Blancos from AS Monaco, according to reports from Spanish website El Confidencial.
Speaking at his press conference ahead of Real Madrid's second leg of the Spanish Supercup, Carlo Ancelotti confessed to reporters that Angel Di Maria had requested to leave the La Liga club earlier this summer.
It is widely known that the Madrid boss values the Argentina international and would like to keep him in the Spanish capital.
Manchester ready to thump Real Madrid for €60m striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Reports from major Italian outlet La Gazzetta Dello Sport have run a story since yesterday that Premier League Champions Manchester City are ready to go all out in a duel against Real Madrid for the services of Colombian striker Radamel Falcao.
SENSATIONAL: €60m Chelsea target set to join Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to Bein Sports, Monaco striker Radamel Falcao is set to join Real Madrid in the summer and the deal is set to be announced as soon as the World Cup gets over in Brazil. The report has featured in Spanish newspaper AS.
Blow for Chelsea & Arsenal: €60m star wants Madrid move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to Madrid based newspaper AS, Monaco's sensational striker Radamel Falcao has rejected a move to the Premier League. Instead the dazzling Colombian wants to join Champions League winner Real Madrid in the summer.
With Arsenal's star center forward, Olivier Giroud, rumored to be out for three to four months with a broken bone in his foot, manager Arsene Wenger will soon have to decide on whether or not to buy an additional striker before the deadline day comes to an end on Monday night. Giroud was injured at the latter stages of Arsenal's 2-2 draw at Everton at the weekend when a ball struck his foot just as it was landing on the ground.
Liverpool's big money transfer target set for exit, willing to take pay-cut - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
English media reported extensively that Liverpool are trying the best to lure Monaco's world class striker Radamel Falcao.
Reds manager Brendan Rodgers insisted after Liverpool's opening day victory against Southampton that he would try to land at least one more striker to the side and plethora of reports suggesting it could be Falcao.
The Post-Mortem: World Cup 2014 Colombia is a post from: Just Football
The Post-Mortem concludes now on Just Football on a positive note. We've looked at the failures and flops, now what about one of the best? After a dazzling World Cup what does the future hold for Colombia, and is this the start of a new golden era?
Colombia advanced to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory over Uruguay in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday evening. Two strikes by James Rodriguez, the current leading scorer at the World Cup, propelled Colombia to victory against a Uruguay squad who were without Luis Suarez due to the four month and nine international match ban he received for his now infamous biting incident against Italy last week.
When Radamel Falcao was injured in that fateful Coupe de France match back in January, the overall emotion in Colombia dipped to a low. There seemed to be a deflated sense of value to the overall squad as if the team was knocked off a pedestal.
There were other injuries that exacerbated that sentiment when Edwin Valencia, Amaranto Perea and Aldo Leao Ramírez were also taken off the squad due to injury days before flying into their Cotía complex.
If three games yesterday weren't enough, today we get four World Cup group stage games!
After a wild day of soccer in yesterday's World Cup action, the group stage continues ever onwards. And as if three games yesterday weren't enough, the weekends give you four games! So get comfortable, and join your friends here at Black and Red United in watching all of today's action.
There are still high expectations for the Colombian national team despite the absence of the talismanic goalscorer, Radamel Falcao García. Despite this huge loss, there are other players that are ready to take on the challenge and step in to fill a void that many know is irreplaceable.
Colombia's group will be a difficult challenge, but it's still one that the team can through, and even deeper into the tournament than that.
Colombia 2014 World Cup squad is a post from: Just Football
Colombia's World Cup buildup was dominated by the injury to Falcao, who sadly failed to make it in time for the big party. This has caused many people to write off Colombia's chances in Brazil, but despite this undoubtedly being a major blow, theirs is still a squad with vast amounts of talent, playing in a climate that suits.
Caught your breath yet? It's been quite a whirlwind since the World Cup started with goals aplenty and no small amount of talking points. The World Champions, Spain, has been dumped out unceremoniously, the tournament's scoring spree started with an own-goal by Brazil. One hundred and thirty six goals thus far have been scored at an average of 2.
Many of the world's top players have had a very long season. And after a long season, now comes the world's foremost tournament. Many are still trying to get past injuries. Some are already ruled out due to injuries, while other have suffered the horrible fate of getting injured during the warm up to the tournament.
With all the talk of Fernando Torres being linked with a deal to move to Milan, you have to think that Jose Mourinho has something up his sleeve before the transfer window closes. Now with Costa being injured, expect Chelsea to move in the market once again.
We have already seen Demba Ba, Romelu Lukaku and Samuel Eto'o all leave the club this summer, leaving us with three strikers - Costa, Drogba and Torres.
LESIONADOS Jairo Campos (Ecuador) Bryan Oviedo (Costa Rica) Alvaro Saborío (Costa Rica) Rhys Williams (Australia) Robbie Kruse (Australia) Radamel Falcao (Colombia) Víctor Valdés (España) Thiago Alcántara (España) Theo Walcott (Inglaterra) Andros Townsend (Inglaterra) Lars Bender (Alemania) Ilkay Gundogan (Alemania) Holguer Badstuber (Alemania) Kevin Strootman (Holanda) Rafael van der Vaart (Holanda) Christian Benteke (Belgica) Ricardo Montolivo (Italia) Giuseppe Rossi (Italia) Steve Mandanda (Francia) Franck Ribéry (Francia) Ivan Strinic (Croacia) Ivo Ilicevic (Croacia) Nico Kranjarc (Croacia) Matías Fernández (Chile) Junior Fernández (Chile) Juan Carlos Medina (México) Luis Montes (México)
NO CONVOCADOS Carlos Tévez (Argentina) Ever Banega (Argentina) Esteban Cambiasso (Argentina) Samir Nasri (Francia) Eric Abidal (Francia) Landon Donovan (Estados Unidos) Ronaldinho (Brasil) Kaká (Brasil) Filipe Luis (Brasil) Francesco Totti (Italia) Alessandro Del Piero (Italia) Jesús Navas (España) Álvaro Negredo (España) Sebastián Abreu (Uruguay) Luis Amaranto Perea (Colombia) Mario Gómez (Alemania) John Heitinga (Holanda) Ashley Cole (Inglaterra) John Terry (Inglaterra) Timmy Simmons (Bélgica) Pedro Quiñónez (Ecuador) caligula