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Liverpool & Tottenham locked in Carlos Bacca transfer battle

Liverpool have joined Tottenham Hotspur in the race to bring Sevilla’s Colombian hotshot Carlos Bacca to the Premier League, according to Metro.

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The Reds are thought to have joined the race with the north London side for the 28-year-old who played at the 2014 World Cup with James Rodriguez and will be available for a fee in the region of £18m from La Liga side Sevilla.

Brendan Rodgers will be doing his utmost to recruit forwards in the summer with Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini all struggling for goals this season, and their futures looking less than certain. Main striker Daniel Sturridge, who scored 28 goals last season alongside Luis Suarez, has also been injured for the majority of this campaign, resulting in Liverpool’s front line looking much less threatening.

Reds boss Rodgers, though, will face a battle for the 22 goal striker from Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham Hotspur, who are also looking to add goals to their forward line.

It is thought former Southampton manager Pochettino has finally lost patience with Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor and wants to add a striker to give Harry Kane some kind of competition.

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