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Chairman confirms transfer interest in Chelsea target and Manchester United flop

According to AS Monaco chairman Vadim Vasilyev, there is considerable interest in Manchester United flop Radamel Falcao.

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Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain have both been named as potential suitors for the Colombian hitman [via Le 10 Sport], who remains the property of the club of the Principality.

Speaking to the French media, the president of Monaco has confirmed that despite his troubles in the Premier League, several clubs are interested in the forward.

“His season wasn’t good, but he’s returned fit,” confirmed Vasilyev, speaking to L’Equipe [via TF1], “the interest in him from clubs hasn’t dropped.

“I am going to begin to discuss with them,” he continued.

“It will take time and it’s too soon to know what Falcao will do. I spoke to him, he knows that he must be ready at the right moment. A career plays on details…for Falcao, it could be the same, it’s about little things, a new trainer, a new playing style…he needs things to click.

“When we have contact from interested clubs, we will sit down with him and make a decision, we don’t know if it will be a transfer or a loan.”

The president’s comments would seem to rule out the chance of Falcao playing for Monaco next season, even though Leonardo Jardim’s side remain on course for a top three finish.

There is little chance of Falcao remaining at United, where he has endured a dismal campaign, according to the Manchester Evening News.

Despite great expectations accompanying his arrival at the club, the Colombian has managed only four goals in 26 appearances in the Premier League, contributing only four assists.

Without him, Monaco have overcome a sluggish start to return to the podium in Ligue 1. Jardim’s outfit sit in third place, two points ahead of Marseille in fourth and AS Saint-Etienne in fifth.

If the AS Monaco beat FC Lorient away on Saturday, they will secure a return to the Champions League.

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