Carlos Bacca is in talks with parent club AC Milan over making his loan move to Villarreal, a permanent one, according to reports in Italian press.
The agent of striker Bacca has revealed that his client wants to remain at the Yellow Submarine after settling during his loan spell this season and that talks with the Serie A side have begun over a move this summer.
The Colombian international has scored an impressive ten goals for Javi Calleja’s side, despite not starting every game and his role at the club has now developed even more after Cedric Bakambu’s departure to the Chinese Super League last month.
Villarreal have the option to sign Bacca in a €15m deal and it is understood that negotiations over the deal and contract terms have already begun.
“Carlos is very happy here in Spain,” Sergio Barila told MilanNews.
“He has adapted to the philosophy of the club and he’s scoring goals. Villarreal are very happy with Carlos’ performance.
“Besides pursuing important objectives, he’s contributing to the development of the youngsters with his experience, he’s a winning element within the squad.
“Bacca still has two years on his contract with Milan, we’ll work with the Rossoneri to try and find the best solution for everyone.
“He was happy in Milan, now he’s happy at Villarreal. We need to analyse everything and try to get the best thing for the player.”
Bacca joined Milan from La Liga side Sevilla in 2015 and scored 34 goals in 78 appearances for the Rossoneri but after the Italian club completed several new signings this summer and he fell out of favour with former Milan boss Vincenzo Montella, now of Sevilla.
Villarreal sit 5th in the La Liga standings and face Alaves at the weekend, before facing French side Lyon as their Europa League campaign continues next week.