Chelsea transfers: Radamel Falcao ‘will not be sold in January’

Chelsea transfers: Atletico Madrid's general manager insists Radamel Falcao will not be sold by the Spanish club next month

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Radamel Falcao has scored 20 goals so far this term Photo: The Sport Review

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Chelsea’s hopes of luring Radamel Falcao to Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window have been dealt a blow after Atletico Madrid’s general manager insisted the striker will not be leaving the club next month.

The Blues have been heavily linked with a swoop for the prolific Colombian forward, who netted a memorable first-half hat-trick during Atletico’s 4-1 Uefa Super Cup victory over the west Londoners back in August.

Manchester City are also understood to be interested in signing the 26-year-old, who has already scored 20 goals in 16 appearances this term.

But Miguel Angel Gil Marin has poured cold water on speculation linking the forward with a move to the Premier League by claiming he will not be sold until the summer at the earliest.

He told talkSPORT: “He will remain with us [in January]. I would like him to remain with us until next summer and I hope he will decide to remain with me next summer but it depends on the proposal the player has.

“At the end of the season I will talk with the player and we agreed when he came to Atletico if he decided it was better for his career, for his family to go out I will try to help him.

“I’d prefer he stayed with me. I don’t need to sell the rights of Radamel, but he’s human.

“If you receive a proposal of seven times more than your salary then I’m sure you’d say you can’t forbid Falcao to increase his salary. I can’t forbid him to improve his performance and his way of life.”

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