Atleti rule out Bacca swoop

Enrique Cerezo has ruled out the possibility of Atletico Madrid signing Milan striker Carlos Bacca or any other Serie A forward this summer.

Links between Bacca and Atleti had intensified after the former Sevilla man admitted he wanted to join a club “fighting for the Champions League”, despite interest from West Ham United, but Cerezo insists no Italy-based attackers are headed for the Vicente Calderon.

“Bacca is a great player, but we won’t sign him, neither will we buy a forward from Serie A,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“It’s the same for [Gonzalo] Higuain and the others we’ve been linked with.

“[Mauro Icardi’s] name isn’t on our agenda, and we won’t negotiate for him.

“[On Diego Costa], I don’t speak about players of other clubs.”

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