La Liga star snubs Chelsea

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Atletico Madrid forward Falcao has dismissed reports linking him with Chelsea and has insisted that he will be staying in La Liga this summer, according to talkSPORT.

The Colombian poacher has been strongly linked with a move to the Blues for more than a year, but will not be leaving the Europa League winners this transfer window.

Falcao played under Andre Villas-Boas at Porto and the former Chelsea boss tried to bring the South American striker to Stamford Bridge last summer. Falcao opted instead for a move to Atletico and since then the frontman has scored an impressive 39 goals in 54 appearances.

The La Liga star scored an outstanding brace in the Europa League final against Athelic Bilbao, reviving speculation that a move to the Premier League could be on the cards once again .

However, Falcao told the radio station RCN Radio that he will not be going anywhere.

"Chelsea or Manchester United? I prefer to stay with Atletico," said the forward.

"Next year with Atletico will be a new challenge. My thoughts are that I have four years left on my contract. The leaders at the club will take any decisions."

The former Porto star was signed by Atletico last summer as a replacement for Manchester City bound Sergio Aguero. In his first season with the club, Falcao has helped his side to Europa League glory, but they failed to clinch a Champions League qualification place, finishing fifth in La Liga.

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