Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Carlos Bacca, as they look to boost their attacking options for the second half of the season.
The Blues are showing signs that they are finally on the mend following an awful first half of the campaign, which led to the dismissal of Jose Mourinho last month. Guus Hiddink has been appointed for a second caretaker spell in charge of the club, and they have since embarked on a four-match unbeaten run including an impressive 3-0 away win at Crystal Palace.
Whilst their quest to retain the Premier League title is over – they are 19 points behind leaders Arsenal – and even a place in the top-four looks unlikely, Hiddink has been charged with taking them as high as possible in the table. He could also still win silverware, with light work made of Scunthorpe United as his side progressed to the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday.
Of course the biggest prize on offer is the UEFA Champions League, in which they take on Paris Saint Germain for a place in the quarter-finals. Hiddink will hope to bolster his squad ahead of the tie with the French champions, and although January is a notoriously difficult time to buy proven quality, he is aware that Milan have reportedly made Bacca available for £30million.
According to the Gazzetta dello Sport the 29-year-old is a player who interests the Chelsea coach, who would be able to use him against Laurent Blanc’s side due to the Rossoneri’s non-participation in European competition this season. The Colombian international helped Sevilla win the UEFA Europa League last term, and has nine goals in 21 outings for his current club.