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Bayern Munich courting AC Milan's Carlos Bacca for €30M summer signing

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30 million euros is an absurd amount of money for a depth piece

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Bayern Munich are making large in roads to sign AC Milan's Carlos Bacca. With relatively little striker depth, Bayern Munich's transfer swirlings have revolved around the addition of another striker for months now. While the hot topic recently has been Ousman Dembele, multiple reports out of Italy are stating that Bayern are looking to bring Bacca in this summer.

Yesterday it was reported that Bayern Munich have sent, or will be sending, scouts to observe the 29-year-old in the coming weeks. While no formal contract offers had been received from Bayern according to MilanNews, Tuttosport reports that Bayern Munich have made a contract salary offer for 5 million euros net per annum for the Colombian international. However, Bayern Munich and AC Milan remain divided on transfer price with Bayern pushing for 30 million euros while AC Milan stand at 35 million.

At 29, Carlos Bacca would seem to be a backup striker option behind Robert Lewandowksi and 30 million euros is an absurd amount of money to be bandied about for a depth piece. While Bacca is exactly the type of depth player Bayern has needed since the departure of Claudio Pizarro, this transfer price seems  wildly inflated -- almost to the point of untenable -- for a transfer of this type.