Monchi says there have been no formal offers for Liverpool and Manchester United-linked Carlos Bacca

Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Newcastle United are all reportedly interested in Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca.

Sevilla director of football Monchi has told the club’s official website that there have been no formal offers for Carlos Bacca.

The 28-year-old Colombia international has been linked with a number of clubs in the English top flight.

Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United are interested in Bacca, according to The Sun, while A Bola reported earlier this month that Arsenal are keen on the striker.

Liverpool are also interested in the two-time Europa League winner, according to The Telegraph, while The Guardian claims of Manchester United’s interest.

However, no club has made an offer for the former Club Brugge star, according to Monchi, Sevilla’s transfer chief.

“There have been no formal offers for Bacca,” Monchi told Sevilla’s official website. “We will not negotiate.

“He has averaged 24.5 goals per season (21 goals in the first season and 28 in the second), and hopefully no club will pay his release clause.

“It is a risk, but we cannot do anything about it. He signed a new contract 10 months ago. I know that he is happy here, and his family is happy too. But I cannot predict the future.”

Release clause

According to The Guardian, Bacca’s release clause is €30 million (£21.5m), and it seems that clubs interested in him will have to cough up that cash.

Bacca is a proven goalscorer and has been an important player for Sevilla for the past two seasons.

The former Atletico Junior striker scored 20 goals and created 28 chances in 37 La Liga appearances in the 2014-15 campaign, firing Sevilla to a fifth-placed finish.

The 28-year-old also played an important role in Sevilla’s Europa League triumph, scoring seven goals and creating 11 chances in 15 matches.

With Sevilla set to play in the Champions League next season, the striker is likely to move to a club which is also in the same competition.

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