Liverpool transfers: Carlos Bacca won’t be sold for less than £21.5m, say Sevilla

Liverpool are warned that they will have to cough up Carlos Bacca's £21.5m release clause if they want to sign him this summer

Liverpool have been warned that they will have to pay every penny of Carlos Bacca’s £21.5m release clause if they want to sign the striker from Sevilla this summer.

The Reds have been linked with a transfer bid for the Sevilla forward after being thwarted in their attempts to sign Christian Benteke from Aston Villa as Brendan Rodgers looks to bolster his attacking options at Anfield ahead of next season.

Bacca has been touted as a target for both Liverpool and Manchester United in recent weeks after scoring 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 as saying by the Daily Mirror: “We have no intention of selling him.

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“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.”

Liverpool have already moved to sign Burnley striker Danny Ings and Manchester City midfielder James Milner in recent weeks.

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