Manchester City have left Radamel Falcao to Chelsea.

The Sunday Mirror says Atletico Madrid General Manager Migel Angel Gil Marin and Falcao's agent Jorge Mendes met with City's new sporting director Txiki Begiristan after the Premier League champions' 2-1 win over Spurs last Sunday.

Both men arrived at the Etihad without receiving an invitation from City and were told that Roberto Mancini's interest in Falcao would not be firmed up with an offer.