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Are Atletico Madrid set to steal Carlos Bacca?

Atletico Madrid is reportedly in talks with Carlos Bacca to bring the striker to the Spanish capital.

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Italian newspaper La Gazzetta Dello Sport is reporting that Atletico Madrid Sporting Director Andrea Berta was in Milan today to gauge Carlos Bacca's interest in a possible transfer to Madrid.  GDS also reported that Berta offered the Colombian hitman a 3 year contract worth €3.8 million per season.

Later in the day, Bacca's agent hardly downplayed the rumor, reportedly telling the press the following.

"Carlos is on vacation and Atletico is not the only club on him.  We will speak with Milan and evaluate the situation."

All summer long rumors of Bacca's departure have been swirling.  The Colombian striker was linked with West Ham just a few weeks ago, and rumors indicating that new manager Vincenzo Montella wants a striker with different characteristics than Bacca have been rampant. At this point in time, it appears as though Bacca's days with the Rossoneri are numbered.

When the West Ham links were fresh, Sky reported that Milan were holding out for an offer of €25 million to sell their leading goalscorer, but it remains to be seen whether his price-tag has changed in the weeks since.

Bacca joined the Rossoneri from Sevilla last season for a fee of €30 million and went on to notch an impressive 20 goals in 42 appearances. However, at 29 years of age this may be Milan's final chance to cash in on the Colombian and sign a striker who better fits into Montella's system.