Radamel Falcao only negotiating with Man Utd over summer transfer

Radamel Falcao
Radamel Falcao joined Monaco for a reported £52m in July 2013

Monaco are not in negotiations with any club other than Manchester United over the future of striker Radamel Falcao.

Falcao, 29, joined United on a one-season loan deal from the French club in September but has scored just four goals in 25 appearances this campaign.

Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev said the club are waiting on United's decision on whether to sign Falcao.

"We are not in any further negotiations for the moment, even if big clubs are interested," he said.

Under the terms of the Colombian's loan, the Old Trafford club have first option to sign him in the summer for £43.5m.

Falcao factfile
River Plate (2004-09)9034
Porto (09-11)7262
Atletico Madrid (11-13)8668
Monaco (13-14)2011
Manchester United (14-)254

"I saw Manchester United leaders last Sunday and they have not yet decided if they will exercise the option," Vasilyev told French daily newspaper Nice-Matin (in French).external-link

"It's not his best season but they retain the opportunity to talk at the end of the season."

Vasilyev also revealed why the striker left Monaco in last summer's transfer window.

"He had mishaps in Monaco," added Vasilyev. "He had problems with the coach [Claudio Ranieri], there was a lack of understanding; he was also seriously injured and missed the World Cup.

"In late August, he came to tell us that he wanted to play at a higher level."

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