Falcao ignoring Monaco speculation

The Colombian has stressed that he is under contract at Atletico Madrid, despite rumours that the principality club have secured his signature
Atletico Madrid star Radamel Falcao has insisted that he is ignoring speculation about his future ahead of Friday's Copa del Rey final against Real Madrid.

The Colombian is widely believed to have agreed terms over a move to Monaco for the summer despite interest from the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City, while the French club's goalkeeper, Danijel Subasic, has stated that there is a 90 per cent chance the deal will go through unless Real Madrid step in.

"I don't know anything, I'm only thinking about Atletico Madrid and I'm not involved with any of this speculation," Falcao told reporters.

"The media have put me in half of Europe: Manchester United, Real Madrid...

"They also said that after the [2012] Europa League final in Bucharest, saying that if we didn't make the Champions League I would be on my way out...

"I just don't know what to think any more; the only thing I do know is that I'm under contract at Atletico. Everything else is speculation."

Looking ahead to the clash with Madrid, Falcao says he is unfazed by Jose Mourinho's sides status as favourites.

"I don't really read the papers, but I presume Real Madrid have been labelled as favourites because of the players they have, and their budget...

"We work within our possibilities and with the belief we have in ourselves. We're not bothered if they're the favourites.

"The more finals you play, the more you enjoy it. They are always very tense occasions but when you have more experience you notice more things.

"You have to experience these moments and enjoy them."