Now back amongst the goals in the principality, however, El Tigre affirmed that he was not swayed by the astronomic salaries on offer in the Asian powerhouse.
"It's not easy to refuse such an offer," Falcao explained to L'Equipe. "I've already said no three times about going over there.
"And I believe that it's also not easy for the club, who have turned down a lot of money.
"But I feel something in my body, it's important for my career and for the team to be here. I want to win with Monaco. I want to show that I'm at 100 per cent."
Falcao went on to clarify that the possibility of falling out of Jose Pekerman's Colombia plans did not cross his mind in turning down the offers.
"No, the coach calls up players who play in China. But I dream of winning something with Monaco," he added.