Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao hit his brace against Granada on Sunday in front of Manchester United chief scout Jim Lawlor.

The Daily Mail says Lawlor is likely to return with glowing reports of a striker who is also interesting Chelsea and Manchester City, along with Europe's big guns.

But it is United have now joined the bidding for the 27-year-old Colombia star and are prepared to let striker 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 Atletico £27m cash plus Hernandez, who they value at £20m.