Radamel Falcao: Chelsea flop turned down 'two offers' to move to China

The Colombian striker has not played since October

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Chelsea flop Radamel Falcao has revealed that he was made two lucrative offers to move to the Chinese Super League during the transfer window.

A number of high profile players fled Europe for the riches to be found in the Far East, with former Chelsea midfielder Ramires among a number of Champions League level players to make the move.

Falcao, who has not made an appearance since the end of October and has just one goal for Chelsea, has revealed he too had offers to follow the likes of Ramires, Jackson Martinez and Alex Teixeira to China.

Once one of the most feared strikers in Europe, the 30-year-old has endured an awful time in the Premier League, scoring just five goals in almost two full seasons for Manchester United and Chelsea.

However, the striker says he stayed at Stamford Bridge to give himself "another opportunity" at the top level.

"It is true that I had two different offers to move to China, but I stayed in England to give myself another opportunity," Falcao told El Tiempo. "Going there would have been the easiest way out because it was a great offer, but I preferred to stay here and fight [for a place]."

The Colombian insisted he is concentrating on the present and not the future.

"I am focused on the club and just live in the present," Falcao added. "Football changes very fast and what today can't happen, tomorrow can.

"I'm not thinking about what might happen on April 29 [the date Chelsea decide if they want to make his loan move permanent].

"My job is to give my best and when the time comes to make decisions, we will analyse everything and see, because everything can change in football.

"Today I think about what Chelsea can do from now to May. I do not look beyond that. Me staying here will depend on many factors, it doesn't depend just on my decision. 

"That's why I try to give my best in training to have a chance [to play], but this will be discussed when we need to make a final decision.