Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has hit out at suggestions that Radamel Falcao could leave the club for Real Madrid in January, saying such a move would make "no sense".
In an interview with Madrid-based sports daily Marca, Vasilyev said the principality club had no intention of allowing the Colombian to leave just six months after signing him for a reported 60 million euros ($81.2m, Â£50.7m) from Atletico Madrid.
Vasilyev was speaking after Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said on Spanish television in October that Falcao - currently Ligue 1's leading scorer with eight goals - "was keen to come to Madrid".
"Falcao signed a five-year contract and, if I have to say it a hundred times I will, there is no clause allowing him to leave," said Vasilyev, who added that he felt it was "inappropriate" for a director of another club to talk about a player who was under contract at Monaco.
"We made a big effort to bring him here and it makes no sense for him to leave, either in the winter, the summer or whenever," he went on.
In an interview with Marca at the start of October, the 27-year-old Falcao had ruled out leaving Monaco during the January transfer window.