Monaco's Vice President has revealed that Manchester United still haven't made a decision over Falcao's future.
After what has been a disappointing season for Manchester United forward Radamel Falcao, the 29-year-old is still only on loan from Ligue 1 side Monaco.
Speaking to French newspaper Nice-Matin, ASM’s Vice President Vadim Vasilyev has given a hint about the Colombian striker’s future.
The 29-year-old has made 25 appearances this season, but has only scored four goals in the Premier League. On Tuesday afternoon the man who is also Monaco’s sporting director said that nothing has been decided at this point:
"I saw the leaders of Manchester United last Sunday, and they have not yet decided if they will exercise the option. It's not his best season, but they kept the opportunity to comment at the end of championship,” said Vasilyev.
"We are not in negotiations with anyone else at the moment, even if big clubs are interested. The decision is with Manchester United, then we will discuss with the player to find out what he wants.”
Manchester United have first option on the forward, but it will cost them €55 million. It is unlikely with Falcao’s goal record that Louis van Gaal will sanction a move for him. He is 29 years old, there is no sell-on value and his performances this season make it unlikely he would have a huge impact in United’s results.
Monaco have no reason to want the Colombian to return, in his only season with Les Monegasque club, although he scored seven goals in his first seven games, he then only managed two goals in the next ten.
Claudio Ranieri’s team finished 2nd last season, but the best football was played without Falcao in the line-up.
It is in Monaco’s interest to keep the speculation high, they are well aware that the Manchester club won’t put in an offer, so Vasilyev has to keep other clubs interesting so the bidding war keeps the fee high this summer.