Last Updated: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 17:07
Manchester City target Radamel Falcao will not be leaving Atletico Madrid in January, according to the Spanish side's president.
City are one of a handful of clubs in world football who could afford the astronomical fee Falcao would demand if he were to leave the Vicente Calderon, with Premier League rivals Chelsea and Spanish giants Real Madrid also believed to be keen on the Colombian sensation.
However, it would appear as if Falcao is set to remain with Atletico for the time being at least, as club president Enrique Cerezo claims the frontman isn't interested in a January exit.
Cerezo admitted Falcao is keen to test himself in another league, having impressed for Porto in Portugal before making the move to Spain, but the Atletico president is adamant that any move will not happen in the near future.
He told TV Cuatro: "I can tell you that has personally told me that he is delighted to be here. He said he is very happy at Atletico, where he has a contract to fulfil, but someday he would like to try another league.
"I know that could happen one day, but that day is not too close."
Boss Roberto Mancini has stressed he has no plans to add to his attacking options, or sell any of his existing strikers, in January but Chelsea are expected to move for Falcao in the new year.
If Chelsea do make a move, Mancini may be forced to launch a counter offer in a bid to ensure City don't miss out on one of the most sought after forwards in world football.
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