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Carlos Bacca’s agent confirms Liverpool’s interest in forward

Carlos Bacca’s agent has confirmed Liverpool’s interest in his client, with reports suggesting the Colombian forward prefers a move to the Premier League than Serie A.

CARDIFF, WALES - Tuesday, August 12, 2014: Sevilla's Carlos Bacca in action against Real Madrid's Pepe during the UEFA Super Cup at the Cardiff City Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Bacca, 28, has been linked with a move to Liverpool over the past week, with a £21.5 million release clause at current club Sevilla considered by many as better value than the £32 million Aston Villa want for Christian Benteke.

Bacca’s agent, Sergio Barila, has confirmed the Reds’ interest, saying: “I spoke with Carlos on Wednesday night and we agreed we need a real solution. Clubs are telling him not to sign anything until they have made an offer but we are still waiting.

“Liverpool and another English club are among those that have shown an interest but there are also clubs in Italy.”

Barila though says no official approach has been made for Bacca yet, and that any club wishing to sign him this summer would be required to meet his release clause.

Bacca scored 20 goals in 37 La Liga appearances last season, plus seven more in the Europa League.

Sevilla’s director of football, Monchi, says they understand the risk the release clause represents: “I’m no fortune-teller but top strikers in the market there aren’t that many. Bacca has averaged 24.5 goals, 21 goals in his first season at the club and 28 in his second.

“I hope no one pays his buy-out clause. It’s a risk we take but we can’t do anything about that.”

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