Pochettino says he has 'no interest' in bringing Carlos Bacca to Tottenham

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Mauricio Pochettino has denied speculation of a move to sign Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has told London 24 that he isn't interested in a deal to bring Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca to White Hart Lane.

Bacca, 28, is something of a late bloomer having only moved to Europe at the age of 25 with Club Brugge, but his 31 goals in 54 games in Belgium led to a 2013 move to Sevilla.

Snapped up as a replacement for Alvaro Negredo, who left for Manchester City, Bacca has been sensational for Unai Emery's men, and his record with the Andalusian side stands at 35 goals in 76 games.

The Colombian international went to the World Cup last summer in Radamel Falcao's absence, but didn't make much of an impact with Jose Pekerman preferring to use either Teofilo Gutierrez or Jackson Martinez in attack.

Despite that, his exploits in Spain have attracted plenty of interest - and the Daily Mirror recently suggested that Tottenham wanted to bring him to North London in the summer transfer window.

However, Pochettino spoke to London 24 today, and told them that he is not interested in signing Bacca, even though he does know the player.

"I hear about this player in the media and I know him as I follow the Spanish League," Pochettino said. "[There is] no interest."

Pochettino has seen Harry Kane emerge as Tottenham's best striker, but has had little in the way of positive contributions from Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado this term.

Adding another striker in the summer has to be a priority for Pochettino - but whether it's Bacca or another striker, possibly Sporting Lisbon's Islam Slimani, remains to be seen.

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