The Colombian international, who was once one of the world’s most feared strikers, has returned to Monaco following an unsuccessful spell at the Blues. 

He scored just once during his time at Stamford Bridge – in a 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace back in August – with new Chelsea boss Antonio Conte unwilling to make his transfer permanent.

His torrid time in the capital came after a difficult year at Manchester United, where Falcao scored four times under Louis van Gaal while pocketing £250,000 a week. 

The 30-year-old had been linked with a stunning move to heavy-spending Middlesbrough, but his recent comments suggest he will not be returning to England.

He told Monaco’s official website: “I’m very happy to be back in Monaco to play. 

“My experience in England was difficult but it served me well as a football and as a person. 

“I hope what I’ve learned will serve me now, here in Monaco.”

Falcao came to England two years ago having scored 155 times in 194 games for Monaco, Atletico Madrid and Porto.

He now has a point to prove back in Ligue 1 and will be aiming to help his current club dethrone current champions Paris Saint-Germain at the top of French football.