Bayern Munich will reportedly send scouts to watch AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca after the international break to determine whether or not they should try to sign him this summer.
According to MilanNews, incoming Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti is keen on signing the Colombian international and so the club are looking into the possibility by watching him in action first-hand.
The Italian tactician has been confirmed as Pep Guardiola’s replacement in the summer, with the Spaniard heading to England to take charge at Manchester City.
As part of his preparations for life in Bavaria, it appears as though the former Milan coach has been studying which players he would like to work with in Munich, and Bacca is amongst that group.
The former Sevilla striker has scored 14 goals in 30 Serie A appearances so far this season, a decent return on the investment that the Rossoneri made last summer.
However, he has struggled at times and was largely ineffective for four games or so prior to ending his goal drought in a 1-1 draw with Lazio on Sunday.
With Milan struggling to qualify for the Champions League as they currently sit in sixth place and 11 points adrift of third-placed Roma, it remains to be seen whether or not they will be able to convince Bacca to stay at the San Siro for another season.
Given the financial implications of missing out on Europe’s top competition yet again, the club could well be forced into considering any offer that is submitted, and so there is a strong possibility that if Bayern’s interest is real, a transfer could materialise.
Bacca has been an important part of Sinisa Mihajlovic’s squad this season, but the consistency hasn’t been there for either the individual or the team on the whole.
In turn, a move to Bayern could appeal to him as it could take his game and goalscoring exploits to the next level, while Milan would undoubtedly be keen to reinvest any transfer fee that they receive back into their squad in order to continue their progress.