Falcao ridicules Monaco exit claims
Monaco's forward Emmanuel Riviere (L) celebrates with Monaco's Colombian forward Radamel Falcao during the French L1 football match between Monaco and Montpellier on August 18, 2013, at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco.
The 27-year-old, who scored his second goal in two matches from the penalty spot during Monaco's 4-1 victory over Montpellier, denied he wanted to quit the Cote d'Azur club over his salary conditions.
"Everything is false even the numbers being talked about are false. I believe in the project at Monaco and I'm staying at Monaco," said the South American striker.
Ranieri also poured cold water on the Spanish media claims and said his prized asset had settled in well since his 60 million euro ($80 million) transfer from Atletico Madrid in the close season.
"They are just rumours, always rumours and just to make up stories. Falcao is staying here, he's happy and his daughter was born here," said Ranieri in reference to the recent birth of the player's daughter during the week.
The reports, which stemmed from Spanish daily Marca, said Falcao was unhappy with his salary and could be in for a late transfer to either Chelsea, Manchester United or even Real Madrid before the market closes on September 2.