Last Updated: Fri, 28 Dec 2012 09:01
Radamel Falcao has ruled out the possibility of joining Manchester City in January by pledging his immediate future to Atletico Madrid.
The prolific Colombian striker is thought to be the most sought after player in European football following his move from Porto to Atletico in summer 2011.
Falcao helped Porto lift the Europa League and then repeated the feat last season with the Spanish Primera Liga outfit, while he has scored 20 goals in only 16 games, including a hat-trick in the European Super Cup game against Chelsea, so far this season.
Chelsea and City are the main suitors for Falcao from the Premier League with both seemingly willing to pay the £48million buy-out clause to take him to England.
However, having helped Atletico up to second in La Liga this season and with certain Champions League qualification on the cards for next term, Falcao intends to see out the job and also pay back the club's owner Enrique Cerezo for the hard work he has put in to keep him on board.
He said: "I recognise the great effort Enrique Cerezo has made for me to stay at the club. And thank goodness our sporting results have been positive. We expect that to remain so until the end of the season."
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