Milan striker Carlos Bacca has acknowledged Atletico Madrid’s interest as “my dream is to play in the Champions League”.
Bacca reportedly tops Atleti’s list of striking targets, and although West Ham United have reportedly had a €30m bid for the Colombian accepted, the former Sevilla star hinted he would only join a club who could offer him Champions League football.
“My future’s in God’s hands. We all know that I have a contract with Milan for four years,” he told AS.
“There are offers and interest from clubs in England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany.
“It’s not easy to make a decision, but I have time and I’m calm. My agent is in talks with those clubs and Milan.
“Rather than talk about going back [to Spain], I must be very respectful because I have a contract with Milan. There’s interest, but I’m talking to my club to see what’ll happen.
“[On Atleti], my dream is to play in the Champions League and I’m working every day to make it happen. I want to play in it with Milan but unfortunately we didn’t make that step.
“[Not playing in Europe] is one of the issues that I’m discussing with Milan, that we’re not in Europe and that I want to play in the Champions League.
“Depending on the project with Milan this year, new investors, the players who will arrive and the team we have, they’re going to make decisions.”