Yesterday, AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca scored a goal (showboating with a rabona!) and also provided an assist to help his team to a 2-1 win over Carpi in the Italian Cup. Perfect timing if he's looking to trade up AC Milan to some other higher paying job in the world of football.
Amidst rumours linking Bacca to a Chelsea move, his agent Sergio Barila gave a short interview to Tutto Mercato Web wherein he confirmed that the rumors do have substance, though Bacca is committed to his current employers.
"It's normal for big European clubs to consider having Bacca, as he's one of the strongest attackers in the game. Many teams have contacted us about Carlos and they would be willing to spend a lot of money on his pass, but we can't forget that he's already in one of the biggest clubs in the world and at the moment he doesn't think about leaving."
-Sergio Barila; Source: Tutto Mercato Web
Bacca to Chelsea is likely to remain just paper talk. With Diego Costa getting back into his goalscoring groove and our two current back-up strikers Loïc Rémy and Radamel Falcao probably not leaving the club in the current transfer window, the odds of Chelsea getting a new striker in the market are fairly slim.
And that goes for all the other links we've heard about recently, though the Alexandre Pato ones seem to have taken a turn for the serious in the last 24 hours.