Liverpool have not made official Carlos Bacca bid, say Sevilla
Last Updated: 25/06/15 4:09pm
Sevilla have not received any official bids for Liverpool transfer target Carlos Bacca, the Spanish club have stated.
Sky sources have confirmed that Liverpool remain in the market for an 'out-and-out' centre-forward despite the purchases of Danny Ings and Roberto Firmino and the return of Divock Origi to Anfield from his loan at French club Lille.
Sky sources also reported on Tuesday that Liverpool were in talks with Firmino, a transfer which was completed the next day, Bacca and Venezuela striker Salomon Rondon.
But if the Reds are to obtain the services of Bacca, who scored 28 goals in all competitions last season, it seems they would have to meet the player's buy-out clause of £21.5million.
Sky Sports Spanish football expert Guillem Balague says Bacca has told Sevilla he wants to leave the club but the La Liga side's sporting director Ramon Monchi has said no bids have yet been received for the 28-year-old Colombian.
"We have not received an official offer for Bacca," Monchi said on his club's official website. "We are not in negotiations for any important player.
"I'm no fortune teller but top strikers in the market, there aren't that many. Bacca has averaged 24.5 goals, 21 goals in his first season at the club and 28 in his second.
"I hope no one pays his buy-out clause. It's a risk we take but we can't do anything about that.
"We gave him a new contract 10 months ago and I believe he and his family are very happy here. But I cannot predict the future."