According to fresh reports from Italian broadcaster Sky Sports Italia, Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca has turned down a huge money-spinning offer to play for Beijing in China.
The Colombian international topped off a superb 2014/15 campaign by netting twice in the Europa League final, affirming his status as one of Europe’s best and most in-demand strikers.
The North London duo are keen to bolster their attacking options, no more so than the Gunners as they seek competition for number one striker Olivier Giroud.
And their chances of signing Bacca have been boosted following reports that the talented hitman wants to remain in Europe after rejecting an interesting proposal from China.
“Beijing made a monster proposal to his club as well as the player: the Chinese club is offering €25 million in transfer fee as well as €6 million annually to the Colombian player. But Bacca turned down the proposal immediately as he wants to keep playing in Europe,” Sky Sports Italia report.
Bacca would be a fantastic addition to the Premier League and with a reported €30 million release clause, he represents a fine option at a rather moderate asking price.