Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson joins the hunt for Atletico Madrid's Radamel Falcao.
Chelsea and Manchester City have both been linked with Falcao, who has established himself as one of the world's most prolific forwards by scoring 54 goals for Atletico since arriving from Porto in 2011.
It is understood that United have now joined the bidding for the 27-year-old Colombian, and are even prepared to let Javier Hernandez move to Madrid as part of the deal.
The Premier League leaders are ready to meet the £47m buyout clause in Falcao's contract by offering the Spaniards £27m cash plus Hernandez who they value at £20m.
However, any club wanting to sign Falcao will have to resolve an issue of third-party ownership due to the fact that a company run by former United and Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon and agent Jorge Mendes has owned a stake in the player since helping to finance his £34m move from Porto.
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