Monaco vice-president speaks on Falcao's future

Chelsea linked striker Radamel Falcao is certainly not moving in January.

Speculation has been and remains rife over the future of Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, but don't expect him to move on in January.

Not only did Jose Mourinho quash speculation on Friday by saying he did not want to sign a striker in the upcoming window, but Falcao's club have made their position clear.

After AS Monaco defeated Rennes 2-0 at the weekend, Vadim Vasilyev, vice president of the club, reiterated his position.

He told French radio station RMC: "There is no problem I tell you. He is very happy here, it feels very good in Monaco, we also dined with him and his wife there a few days ago, with the president and he loves this club. The city etc. So there is no problem and he will not leave in January, that's for sure."

Falcao's future will no doubt be up for debate again in the summer, but with Monaco in with a shout of securing Champions League qualification, he will have an extra reason to hang around.

Nobody expects the striker to remain with Monaco forever, with cynics saying the move was a way for Real Madrid to get him away from rivals Atletico.

But his immediate future lies with Monaco, that is clear, and then he will focus on the World Cup. While Monaco continue to perform well in Ligue 1, and show they have a shot of meeting his sporting ambitions, they at least have a shot of hanging onto him.

Just don't expect him to get even close to signing for Chelsea in January.

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