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Atlético technical director in Milan for Bacca talks - report

Gazzetta dello Sport says Andrea Berta travelled to the city on Tuesday, with Los Colchoneros prepared to offer the striker 3.8m a year.

Atlético technical director in Milan for Bacca talks - report
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Rumours linking striker Carlos Bacca with a move to Atlético Madrid have been further fuelled by reports that Los Rojiblancos' technical director was spotted in Milan on Tuesday.

Atleti ready to pay 25 million for Bacca

According to the newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, Andrea Berta travelled to the city for talks with AC Milan over the signing of Bacca, with Atlético prepared to part with 25 million euros for the former Sevilla marksman.

Gazzetta adds that last season's Champions League runners-up are ready to hand the Colombia international a contract worth 3.8 million euros a year.

Bacca has LaLiga experience, having spent two years at Sevilla.

Bacca an alternative to Costa

As Atleti struggle to make headway over principal target Diego Costa or their chief alternative to the Chelsea man, Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, they have set their sights on additional options - including Bacca.

Before joining Milan in 2015, 29-year-old Bacca enjoyed two successful campaigns in LaLiga with Sevilla

Meanwhile, reports in Italy alternatively suggest that Berta was in Milan to meet Wanda Nara, the wife and agent of Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi.