Radamel Falcao is set to join Galatasaray after the Turkish giants revealed talks are underway to sign the veteran striker from Monaco.Falcao, who is yet to feature for Monaco this season due to an ankle injury, has been linked to Galatasaray throughout the transfer window.The 33-year-old is now poised to swap Monaco for Istanbul after Galatasaray announced they have started negotiations over the transfer of the Colombian. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “Negotiations have started with the footballer and club AS Monaco on the transfer of Radamel Falcao to our club,” Galatasaray’s statement read on Saturday.Profesyonel futbolcu Radamel Falcao García Zárate’nin Kulübümüze transferi konusunda futbolcu ve kulübü AS Monaco FC ile resmi görüşmelere başlanmıştır. pic.twitter.com/2ZNNASt60d — Galatasaray SK (@GalatasaraySK) August 31, 2019 Falcao – contracted until 2020 – has called Monaco home since arriving from La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid in 2013.The Colombia international helped Monaco to Ligue 1 glory in 2016-17, while he has scored more than 80 goals across all competitions for the French club.Falcao, who spent time away on loan at Manchester United and Chelsea in 2014-15 and 2015-16, scored 16 goals for Monaco last season.The forward made clear earlier in the summer that he would be looking at options to move away from the Ligue 1 side. “The truth is that I still have a year of contract and the club did not offer me an extension,” he said following a friendly win over Sampdoria. “So I have to think about my future, my family. “I am studying the offers I have been offered. These are good opportunities for my career. “I have to think about my family.” Monaco, however, seemed to want him to stay and play for another season. Club CEO Oleg Petrov warned the Colombian earlier this summer that he would need to respect his contract. “Falcao is a great professional,” Petrov said at the time. “He has ambitions obviously, he wants to play the Champions League and we understand him, but we want him to stay at the club, he has a contract and he has to respect it.”It now seems as though the move will go through and the 33-year-old will get his desired move away.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice is formally levelling 23 criminal charges against Chinese tech juggernaut Huawei Technologies, multiple subsidiaries and chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou.The charges allege, among other things, that the company misrepresented its ownership of a Hong Kong-based subsidiary to circumvent American sanctions against Iran, and stole telecommunications technology, trade secrets and equipment from U.S. cell provider T-Mobile USA.Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker says the department is proceeding with its extradition efforts against Meng, who was detained Dec. 1 at the request of the U.S. upon arriving at the airport in Vancouver.Whitaker and FBI director Christopher Wray both thanked Canadian officials for their help. Meng’s arrest almost two months ago touched off an ongoing diplomatic furor that resulted Sunday in the firing of John McCallum as Canada’s ambassador to China after he publicly expressed confidence in her ability to fight extradition to the United States.News of the charges comes just as the White House is making plans for a team of high-level economic advisers to meet a delegation from China later this week to talk trade between the two countries.U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will take part in the two days of talks beginning Wednesday, along with the president’s economic adviser Larry Kudlow and trade adviser Peter Navarro.White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders says the two developments are unrelated.The Canadian Press