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Sevilla will only sell Carlos Bacca to Liverpool for £21.5m

Published 22/06/2015 | 10:44

Carlos Bacca
Carlos Bacca

Liverpool will have to pay big money if they want to sign Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca this summer, according to The Daily Mail.

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The Spanish club have made clear that anyone wishing to sign the Colombian will have to meet his release clause of £21.5m.

Bacca, who scored 28 goals in all competitions last season, is currently away at the Copa America in Chile, so any deal will likely have to wait until the end of the tournament.

The forward established himself as one of the best strikers in Europe last season, and is wanted by a number of clubs across Europe.

But Sevilla sporting director Monchi says any interested parties will need to spend big to sign the 28-year-old.

Monchi said: "If someone wants Bacca, they have to pay his clause. He's told us that it's his desire to stay with the club and I don't see any other possibility."

"Bacca's contract includes obligations for the club and the player, but if a club wants to pay his clause, there's nothing we can do about that.

"I really think he'll stay here because the player and Sevilla want it so. We have no intention of selling him."

Meanwhile, reports that Liverpool have re-opened negotiations with Inter Milan over the transfer of Mateo Kovacic.

Kovacic has been linked with the club for a few months, with Brendan Rodgers keen to sign the young Croatian to help fill the void left by Steven Gerrard.

The main obstacle to the signing happening is the transfer fee. Liverpool are believed to have offered £14.3 million but Inter are holding out for a fee closer to £18 million.

Another midfielder Liverpool are after is Real Madrid's holding player Asier Illarramendi.

According to The Star, the Reds have upped their bid for the 25-year-old to £16m and are confident the Spanish giants will accept.

Earlier this summer Real rejected a £10.7m bid for the player

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