Monaco have rejected a £45m bid for Radamel Falcao from Tianjin Quanjian, days after the Chinese Super League club made an offer to Diego Costa.
The 30-year old Colombia international could still land a move away from Ligue 1 during the January transfer window, according to French newspaper L’Equipe.
Monaco’s vice-president Vadim Vasilyev has admitted it would be difficult to resist multi-million euro deals for his players, and sources in France claim Tianjin Quanjian may need to increase their offer for Falcao by as much as 30 per cent for the club to sell their star striker.
Speaking to Canal+, he said: “I have to think like a leader. Obviously I want to win titles and trophies, but there are special situations. There are very few clubs in the world that can refuse any offer.”
Falcao has 12 league goals in just ten starts this season