Radamel Falcao rejects China move to fight for Chelsea place

Radamel Falcao has revealed he rejected two offers from China to fight for his place at Chelsea.

Radamel Falcao rejects China move to fight for Chelsea place
Radamel Falcao revealed he rejected two offers from Chinese clubs to stay at Chelsea. | Photo: Sky Sports.

Radamel Falcao is still fighting for his place at Chelsea after he revealed he rejected two offers to move to the Chinese Super League. 

Lightning strikes twice

The Colombian has struggled to since he moved to England from AS Monaco, initially with Manchester United, before moving to Stamford Bridge last summer. 

Ongoing knee problems continue to plague the striker, managing just one goal this season, and has failed to start a domestic league match since October 3. his most recent appearance came in the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool on October 31. 

Packing his bags 

Despite the lack of fitness and form, this didn't stop lucrative offers coming in from the Far East for the 30-year-old where his former teammate Ramires moved to back in January as part of a £25million deal. 

Falcao told Colombian newspaper El Tiempo that he had "two different offers" from China but decided to stay put to give himself "another opportunity"

He admitted that a move to China would have been the "easiest way out" because it was a "great offer" but preferred to stay at Stamford Bridge and "fight"

Above: Radamel Falcao during his time at Manchester United as he looks to fight for place at current club Chelsea
Radamel Falcao during his time at Manchester United, as he looks to fight for place at Chelsea. | Photo: Sky Sports 

Full speed ahead 

With the absence of Diego Costa, and both Loic Remy and Alexander Pato struggling for fitness, Falcao will be looking to return to the side to help the side and try and secure his future at the club. 

Chelsea have the option to buy the striker from Monaco for a pre-agreed £38m fee, with April 29 deadline, but Falcao is only looking into the near future. 

He said that he has to "live in the present" and is "not thinking" about the transfer deadline and is only looking to give his best. When the time comes to "make decisions" they will "analyse everything and see"

But reiterated that he will "not look beyond" May and that him staying at Stamford Bridge depends on "many factors"

Chelsea will host West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, March 19 with kick-off at 3pm GMT.