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Sevilla president warns Arsenal: We’re not listening to offers for Bacca

by Heath Chesters | Posted on Monday, September 1st, 2014

Sevilla are steadfastly refusing to entertain any thoughts of selling Colombian striker Carlos Bacca, amidst speculation that Arsenal are preparing a transfer deadline day swoop.

Carlos BaccaArsenal have been strongly linked with a blockbuster move for Colombian striker Carlos Bacca, after his impressive first season in La Liga with Sevilla. The player is a key component of the Sevilla side and they’re keen to keep hold of him at all costs.

Whilst presenting new signing Timotheé Kolodziejczak on Monday, Sevilla president José Castro firmly underlined that he and his club have absolutely no intentions of letting Carlos Bacca go.

“We don’t have any offers for Carlos Bacca and we’re not going to listen to any.”

Sevilla have lost important players from their Europa League winning side, with the departures of Ivan Rakitic to Barcelona, Alberto Moreno to Liverpool and whilst those moves were concluded amicably, there was also the departure of Federico Fazio to Tottenham, which frustrated the Andaluz club when the Argentine player’s release clause value was met by the English side.

The only way that Arsenal could hope to secure any move for Carlos Bacca, would be to move aggressively and swiftly, by lodging his €30 million clause valuation with the LFP in Madrid, which would then force Sevilla to the table.

Meanwhile, Sevilla sporting director Monchi explained that with the signings of Timotheé Kolodziejczak (‘Kolo’) and Stéphane Mbia, there are no more moves planned before midnight on Monday.

“Sevilla aren’t going to sign any more players now. I don’t think it’s necessary. I’m totally satisfied, possibly amongst the most satisfied of people, because it’s been a very complicated summer.”

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