Manchester United and Chelsea have seen their chances of signing Monaco's £60million man take another dent last night after it emerged that Radamel Falcao has reportedly told people he wants to stay at Monaco.

According to Le 10 Sport, contrary to numerous sources claiming that the Colombian star is set for a departure, the 28-year-old is happy in France and is willing to stay there rather than seek a move to the Premier League.

This notion is backed directly by quotes from Monaco full-back Eric Abidal that claim to affirm that Falcao will not leaving the club in the January transfer window.

"He announced that it would not go, he would stay. He wanted to come to the AS Monaco, there is and it is a great professional," said the former Barcelona star.

"It is up to us to do everything to put it in good conditions. The important thing for him was not to aggravate the injury. It takes time to heal, we, we try to do the job while he is not there."

Both Manchester United and Chelsea have been linked with moves for the superstar forward who scored a total of 70 goals in his last two seasons alone.

The duo face tough competition from the likes of Spanish giants Real Madrid however, and if Abidal is to be believed then either club's chances of luring him to the Premier League are significantly slimmer than many may have believed.

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