Monaco forward and Chelsea loanee, Radamel Falcao has revealed he rejected two possible moves to China in January.
The United flop has been sidelined for the majority of this season, with form and fitness, the key things he lacks.
Falcao could have joined the likes of Martinez, Teixeira and Ramires and move to China, but the Colombia international opted to stay at Chelsea.
“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].”
Chelsea have until the end of next month to decide whether they wish to make Falcao’s loan move from Monaco permanent for an agreed fee of £38 million.
And the 30-year-old insists he is not yet thinking about the future while the season is still going on.
“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. 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.”
Chelsea take on West Ham United in the Premier League on Saturday, but Falcao remains sidelined with a thigh injury.