Radamel Falcao won't leave Chelsea for China, his father claims

Radamel Falcao

Radamel Falcao has been linked with a move to China's Super League this month, but he'll remain at Chelsea, according to his father.

The father of on-loan Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao says his son is not thinking about China and still hopes to make an impact at Stamford Bridge, the London Evening Standard reports.

Falcao has scored just once in 11 appearances since arriving in West London from Monaco last summer, and hasn’t featured for the Blues since October due to injury.

His chances of a first team return took another hit last month when Chelsea signed Brazil striker Alexandre Pato on loan from Corinthians, while another competitor Loic Remy stayed put despite reported interest from elsewhere.

In the meantime, the Colombian has been tipped to follow his international colleagues Jackson Martinez and Fredy Guarin to China’s Super League before February’s transfer deadline by the Daily Mail.

But according to his father Radamel Garcia, the 30-year-old is working hard on his comeback and will be back on the pitch in a few days.

Garcia said: "I was with him about a month ago. He was very well, he knows how to handle these things. He was positive, every day preparing to come back. These injuries are normal in football.

"He likes challenges. He will keep playing in Chelsea until the end of the season. Many things can happen, he can start scoring goals and people can realise his importance.

"He is not thinking about moving to China at all. He is just thinking about playing for Chelsea.

"He is working every day to come back. Let me tell you - Falcao will be back on the pitch in a few days, if God wills.

"There was no setback with his knee injury, but unfortunately he suffered another normal injury that any player can suffer. I had same injury and it took three months for me to come back. They are difficult to treat. But his knee is fine."

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