Manchester United are still yet to decide whether they will sign Radamel Falcao on a permanent deal in the summer, according to Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev.
Colombia striker Falcao joined the Red Devils in September on a one-year loan deal but has failed to shine during his time at Old Trafford.
The 29-year-old, revered as one of the world’s finest goalscorers before a recent string of injury troubles, has scored just four goals in 25 appearances for Louis van Gaal’s side this season.
Falcao's indifferent form has led to suggestions that his future lies elsewhere, with recent reports claiming manager Van Gaal has ruled out a permanent move, but Vasilyev revealed on Tuesday that United still have the option to trigger the forward's £43.5million release clause.
"I saw Manchester United leaders last Sunday and they have not yet decided if they will exercise the option [to sign Falcao permanently]," Vasilyev told French daily newspaper Nice-Matin.
"It's not his best season but they retain the opportunity to talk at the end of the season. We are not in any further negotiations for the moment, even if big clubs are interested.
"The decision is in Manchester, then we will talk the player to find out what he wants."
Monaco spent a reported £50million to sign Falcao from Porto in May 2013 and he went on to score nine goals in 17 Ligue 1 games during the first half of the 2013-14 campaign before suffering a season-ending knee injury in January 2014.