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Falcao says he'll stay at Atletico Madrid

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 29, 2012 at 6:40 am •  Published: December 29, 2012

Atletico Madrid Chairman Miguel Angel Gil Marin ruled out selling Falcao in the January transfer market but said that could change this summer if the Columbian receives offers significantly more lucrative than his current deal.

"I prefer he remains with me at the end of the season," Gil Martin said. "But it's like you. If you received a proposal that was seven times more than your salary at another newspaper, I'm sure you will decide to go. I can't forbid for Falcao to increase his salary, to improve his way of life. I'm only the manager of the club, not the owner of the man."

Falcao led Atletico to the Europa League title last season, scoring twice in a 3-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao in the final. The Colombia striker had previously helped Porto win European football's second-tier competition the year before.