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Falcao impressed by PSG 'ambition'

January 17, 2013

Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao has praised the "ambition" of big-spending Paris Saint-Germain but also stressed that he remains happy with his current club.

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Falcao remains among world football’s hottest properties, with suitors including PSG, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester City all rumoured to be willing to pay the €60 million release clause in his contract next summer.

The Colombia international, who has 18 goals in 17 Liga appearances this season, told French TV station Telefoot that he was impressed by the project being put together by the Ligue 1 side’s Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

"France is a marvellous country," Falcao said. "PSG have a very ambitious sporting project. They have invested a lot of money to put together a powerful team."

El Tigre, however, was quick to stress that he was not looking to leave Atletico or the Spanish capital.

"I am very happy [at Atletico], they love me a lot, they make me feel important," he said. "I like it a lot in the city [Madrid]."

Of more immediate concern to Falcao are the slight niggles that saw him miss training this week and make him a doubt for Thursday night's Copa del Rey quarter-final first leg clash with Real Betis at the Estadio Vicente Calderon.

Speaking to reporters after training at Atletico's Ciudad Deportiva de Majadahonda facility on Wednesday, Colchoneros coach Diego Simeone said he expected his star striker to play.

"Falcao trained for a while," he said. "He is fine, and almost certainly will play."

Simeone also praised Betis, whose recent good form has helped them rise to fourth in the Primera Division.

"Betis are in good form, they are clear in how they play and have dynamic and speedy players. They have shown a consistency and style that I like."