Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao has been identified by Sevilla as their dream transfer target for next summer, because they fear losing their own Colombian international Carlos Bacca to Arsenal.
Falcao is still hoping to earn a permanent £43 million move to Old Trafford, but will need a huge improvement during the second half of the season to convince United chiefs he's worth that massive outlay.
The 28-year-old has scored just twice for United since joining the Red Devils on a lucrative season-long loan, and more worryingly has completed 90 minutes on just one occasion. Injury problems could well force United to change their transfer plans next summer, a situation The Express believes Sevilla would love to take advantage of.
Bacca to Arsenal?
Sevilla boss Unai Emery is reportedly on the lookout for a top-class centre-forward because Bacca is being tracked by a whole host of Champions League giants, including Arsenal.
Bacca has been in tremendous form once again this season, scoring 10 goals in just 15 La Liga appearances. Arsenal tracked the South American hotshot last summer and are believed to have strengthened that position due to his impressive efforts over the last three months, with Emery reluctantly prepared to accept his best player may be ready to move on next summer.
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Sevilla want Monaco talks
Emery also thinks another of his strikers in Kevin Gameiro may ask for a move back to France at the end of the season, so wants talks with Monaco to find out if Falcao would consider a return to La Liga next season.
Sevilla are also in with a strong chance of securing Champions League qualification as things stand, just a point shy of the top four heading into La Liga's winter break.
Earning a spot in Europe's premier club competition could suddenly make Sevilla an attractive proposition, so don't be surprised if Falcao makes his way back to sunny Spain without a dramatic improvement to his United form over the next five months.