Arsenal and West Ham have been warned away from AC Milan striker, Carlos Bacca.
The 30-year-old striker has been huge in Serie A this season, scoring six and assisting two in 14 appearances.
The most recent reports linking the Colombian with a move to north London claimed that we could move for him in January, given that our situation with Olivier Giroud, who’s out of contract in 18 months, isn’t exactly stable.
West Ham were also interested in the striker over the summer. However, the Hammers’ manager, Slaven Bilic, claimed that the reason they didn’t buy him was because he was waiting for an offer from Arsenal or Atletico Madrid.
“But we weren’t the first choice of the Colombian,” Bilic revealed at the beginning of December.
“He was waiting for Arsenal or Atletico Madrid and then finally decided to stay at Milan, but we are very happy because we bought Zaza, who an year ago was our first choice.”
Now, it seems that Bacca won’t be going anywhere, since Milan’s chief, Adriano Galliani, says he’s not even on the market.
“Bacca is not for sale. I repeat, he is absolutely off the market,” Galliani firmly told Mediaset Premium.
To be fair, Bacca has been hugely important for Milan this season. They’re currently in third in the Serie A table and he’s been a driving force behind their campaign so far. No wonder they’re so keen to keep him.
He’s contracted with Milan until 2019. Whether he decides to extend with them or take his chances waiting for another club to swoop in, we’ll just have to see.