Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao's hopes of moving to Premier League rivals Chelsea or Liverpool are "pipe dreams" according to former defender Paul Parker.
Falcao has endured a wretched season at Old Trafford on loan from Monaco, scoring just four goals in 22 appearances and looks set to miss out on a permanent move to the club.
Recent media reports have linked the Colombia international with a move to either Chelsea and Liverpool in the summer upon his likely departure from United but Parker says Falcao's reputation in England makes either move unlikely.
"He is a player of the highest calibre," Parker told Eurosport. "It is little surprise that despite his apparent struggles at United a host of clubs are still interested in signing him, including Chelsea and Liverpool.
"There's just one problem: neither move makes any sense for the Colombian. In the position he is in, could he trust [Chelsea manager] Jose Mourinho to give him a run in the team? With Diego Costa there he would be another Loic Remy, a bit-part player at best.
"As for Liverpool? Nice idea, but they are not quite big enough a club for Falcao; he must be looking for more than that. And being ex-United it's unlikely the fans would take to him – especially if he did not hit the ground running.
"It is great talk for Liverpool, though: even the suggestion that they can attract players of his quality shows that they are moving forward. To be frank, both moves are pipe dreams. A move overseas beckons if he does not make the grade at United."
As United look increasingly likely to part with Falcao at the end of the campaign, the 29-year-old has hinted he is ready to leave the 20-time Premier League champions after being sidelined by manager Louis van Gaal.
After one start in United's last six games coupled with a goal-drought stretching back to January, Falcao admits offers are already flooding from rival clubs ahead of next season, where he hopes to win regular first-team football.
"I need to find a place where I have continuity and I can play," Falcao told Colombian television station Win Sports. "When the season finishes, I will obviously sit down and analyse things and decide what is best for me. Calls are coming in every day so I need to stay calm. I stay out of it and let other people handle this situation."