Sevilla have withdrawn from the race to land West Ham target Carlos Bacca.
The AC Milan striker has reportedly been the subject of a £28million bid from the Hammers, who are desperate to land a big-name striker this summer.
The east London club are thought to be closing in on a deal for the Colombian hotshot, who stands to earn a reported £90,000 a week should he head to West Ham.
And they have been handed a boost in their pursuit of the 29-year-old, who scored 18 goals in 38 Serie A outings last term.
It had been reported that his former club Sevilla, who he left to join Milan a year ago, were weighing up an offer to take him back to Spain.
But the club’s sporting director Monchi insists Sevilla are not attempting to bring back Bacca.
He told a press conference: “We have three [non-EU] foreigners in the team, so there is nothing more to say. In addition, Carlos will have more interesting options.”