- Monaco rubbish Falcao rumours16:57 | 17/08/2013
The Principality outfit have laughed off suggestions that they could offload the prolific hitman again in the near future.
Monaco have denied that they may be forced to sell Radamel Falcao again this summer because of the row brewing over the club’s tax status.
The newly-promoted Ligue 1 side benefit from having their headquarters based in the tax haven of Monaco, but the French league has ruled they must relocate to France by June 2014, making them subject to the same tax conditions as their rivals if the ruling is upheld on appeal.
This has led to rumours that some of the club’s big-name arrivals, such as Falcao, Joao Moutinho and James Rodriguez, could be forced to leave the principality-based outfit again in the near future.
Spanish newspaper Marca reported on Thursday that Falcao’s agent Jorge Mendes has been discussing his client with clubs such as Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid due to the uncertainty over Monaco’s tax situation.
Nevertheless, Monaco have now insisted that Falcao will not be leaving the Stade Louis II any time soon.
“The club categorically deny rumours about a sale of Falcao,” Monaco wrote on their official Twitter account.
“As a reminder, the Colombian attacker has signed with ASMFC for five years.”
Falcao, 27, netted once on his official Monaco debut last weekend as he guided them to a 2-0 win over Bordeaux.
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