Chelsea have received a boost in their pursuit of Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao. The Colombian is Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's No1 transfer target for 2013, but appeared to be slipping away with talk of a move to Real Madrid gathering pace.

But Gil Marin slammed the rumours of Atletico selling to their bitter city rivals.

"Falcao will not go to Real Madrid," snapped the general manager yesterday.