AC Milan have reportedly placed a €30m price-tag on striker Carlos Bacca as speculation continues to link the forward with an exit this summer.
As reported by the Metro this week, Arsenal have been paired with an interest in the Colombian international, while they are likely to face competition from Bayern Munich who could lose Robert Lewandowski this summer.
Concerned by rumours, Milan have seemingly attempted to ward off interest by placing a €30m valuation on the forward, according to Corriere dello Sport, as he has been linked with an exit despite still being in his first season with the club after joining from Sevilla last summer.
Bacca has scored 14 goals in 30 Serie A appearances so far this season, a respectable return despite going through his struggles and goal droughts at various points in the campaign.
Nevertheless, that shouldn’t be enough for the club to determine that they would be better off selling as opposed to building with Bacca moving forward, as they continue to fight to secure a place in Europe next season.
The Rossoneri look as though they are set to miss out on the Champions League yet again as they trail third-placed Roma by 11 points with eight games remaining, and so the Europa League appears to be their most realistic objective.
While they also have the chance to win silverware this season through the Coppa Italia, coach Sinisa Mihajlovic also faces an uncertain future given their inability to meet expectations.
With no Champions League money coming in, the club could be forced into making some difficult decisions this summer. Whether they have to sacrifice Bacca or not remains to be seen, but they have reportedly made their demands clear for any interested parties.