Real Madrid’s hopes of signing Monaco forward Radamel Falcao this January appear to have been dashed after the French club’s sporting director, Vadim Vasilyev, said no sale would be sanctioned.
The Colombian striker, who previously played for Atletico de Madrid, has long been linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu. Despite only signing for the Ligue 1 side in the summer, he is rumoured to be unhappy with the tax situation in France for high earners, and also wants to return to the Spanish capital for personal reasons.
The 27-year-old, who missed his side’s win over Reims at the weekend has also been linked with Chelsea – managed by former Los Blancos boss Jose Mourinho.
But speaking to RMC, Vasilyev said Falcao signed a long-term deal at the Stade Louis II stadium and would be going nowhere at anytime soon.
“He’s very happy here. He feels really good in Monaco. Actually, we dined with him, his wife and the president a few days ago and he loves the club, the city. So there’s no problem and he won’t leave in January. That’s certain.”