AS Monaco have admitted they are not in negotiations with any other club over the future of striker Radamel Falcao, whom they are hoping still signs a permanent deal with loan club Manchester United in the summer for around £43.5M, reports BBC
The Colombian international joined Manchester United on a season-long loan, with a view to signing permanently in the summer. But due to his poor form and recurrence of injury problems, the Red Devils aren’t likely to sign Falcao at the end of the campaign. And with Monaco desperate to be rid of the striker to make back most of what they’d paid for him, a host of other clubs have come into the frame to sign him.
However, the French Ligue 1 club have suggested they aren’t interesting in holding talks with anyone else other than Manchester United. Manager Louis van Gaal has been coy about his future all through the season, but there seems to be little chance the top-four hopefuls will pay over £40M after how poorly Falcao has been. Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev did surprisingly reveal they are only interested in doing a deal with the Premier League club.
“We are not in any further negotiations for the moment, even if big clubs are interested. I saw Manchester United leaders last Sunday and they have not yet decided if they will exercise the option. It’s not his best season but they retain the opportunity to talk at the end of the season.”
“He had mishaps in Monaco. He had problems with the coach, there was a lack of understanding; he was also seriously injured and missed the World Cup. In late August, he came to tell us that he wanted to play at a higher level.”
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