Sam­paoli says Sevilla can­not sign Bacca

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Car­los Bacca re­vealed he is not en­joy­ing life at AC Milan dur­ing a re­cent visit to Sevilla, but coach Jorge Sam­paoli claims the LaLiga club are un­able to sign him.

Bacca in­curred the dis­plea­sure of the Milan fans after he was pho­tographed at­tend­ing Sevilla's 2-1 win over Va­len­cia in­stead of the Serie A club's match at Em­poli, de­spite coach Vin­cenzo Montella sanc­tion­ing the in­jured striker's trip.

The Colom­bia in­ter­na­tional has been strongly linked with a re­turn to Sevilla, for whom he played be­tween 2013 and 2015, as his re­la­tion­ship with Montella is re­port­edly strained.

And while Sam­paoli ac­knowl­edged he would like to bring Bacca back to Sevilla, they can­not grant him a re­turn in Jan­uary due to Ganso, Hiroshi Kiy­otake and Mar­i­ano fill­ing their three nonEU LaLiga reg­is­tra­tion spots.

Speak­ing to the me­dia ahead of to­day's Copa del Rey meet­ing with For­mentera, Sam­paoli said: "Bacca is well re­garded by us, but now he plays for another club. It would be very nice to have him, but he is not at­tain­able.

"He told us about how he's do­ing and told us how he's not hav­ing a good time at Milan, but there are many things in the way of a po­ten­tial trans­fer."

Although a move for Bacca was ef­fec­tively ruled out, Sevilla are ex­pected to strengthen their num­bers in at­tack in Jan­uary after striker Car­los Fer­nan­dez was ruled out for the rest of the sea­son in Oc­to­ber.

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