Once the season ends, we could be set for a very busy summer as nearly every club in Europe is looking for a centre-forward. Manchester United have been linked with a move for Colombian striker Carlos Bacca by the Metro and Le Parisien are reporting on Thursday that Paris Saint-Germain are also planning an approach for the 28-year-old.
Bacca made his name at Club Brugge before moving to Sevilla in the summer of 2013. He has scored 42 goals in 99 games for the Spanish club, attracting interest from top clubs from around Europe.
Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport this week, the striker said he wanted to stay but it was the choice of Sevilla whether or not he was at the club next season:
"I will only leave Sevilla if the club want me to go," Bacca said. "I am happy here and have no intention of leaving."
The Colombian striker is under contract until 2018, so this would be the best time for Sevilla to cash-in, rather than see him leave for a smaller fee if he wasn’t going to sign a new deal.
PSG will be looking for a new striker if they decide to sell Edinson Cavani this summer. Although Bacca is not a younger option, they are looking for someone who can play with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and score more than 10 goals in a league season. Cavani has failed to hit the mark this campaign and looks to be on the way out.
Manchester United are still heavily linked with the Uruguayan forward, per the Express, so it could be a case of either or for Louis van Gaal’s side this summer.