Sevilla and Colombia striker Carlos Bacca will not be leaving the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium this summer, according to club chairman Jose Castro, who spoke out amid mounting transfer speculation linking the forward with a deadline day move to Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger is in pressing need of a proven goal-scorer after primary Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has been ruled out of action for the foreseeable future due to an ankle injury.
The Gunners have since been linked to a number of available players, yet Loic Remy transferred to Chelsea from Queens Park Rangers and prolific attacker Radamel Falcao appears to be on the cusp of a momentous switch from AS Monaco to Manchester United.
Arsenal, though, continued to be speculatively-associated with a move for Sevilla's Bacca, however, the La Liga side's chairman Jose Castro has not only quashed the rumours but also ruled out an exit for the 27-year-old.
He said: "There aren't bids for Bacca and we are not going to listen to them.
"His salary increase is an internal matter and we are not going to talk about it," Castro concluded.
Last season, Bacca scored 14 goals in 35 La Liga outings and returned 21 goals from 52 appearances in all competitions.