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Sevilla Tell Liverpool To Meet Carlos Bacca’s Buyout Fee

baccaSevilla have told Liverpool that if they want to sign striker Carlos Bacca this summer, that they will have to meet his £21.5million release clause.

Reports over the weekend suggested Reds boss Brendan Rodgers would abandon his bid to sign Christian Benteke from Aston Villa and instead look to sign Colombia hitman Bacca from Europa League winners Sevilla.

Benteke has a £32.5million release clause at Aston Villa, while Bacca would be a much cheaper alternative, despite his impressive haul of 28 goals in all competitions last season.

However, Sevilla sporting director Monchi has warned any potential suitors that the Spanish club have no intention of cashing in on the forward unless the release clause is met.

Monchi is quoted by the Daily Mirror:

“We have no intention of selling him.

“If someone wants Bacca, they have to pay his clause. He’s told us that it’s his desire to stay with the club and I don’t see any other possibility.”

At 28 years old, however, Liverpool would have to decide if Bacca would be worth the investment, particularly in light of the club’s policy of only investing big money in players who are likely to at least retain their re-sale value.