Carlos Bacca
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has denied interest in signing Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca in the summer Reuters

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has denied interest in signing Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca in the summer.

The Argentine manager is certainly on the market for a striker and with Emmanuel Adebayor reportedly leaving in the summer, the manager will want to bring in some backup for the in-form Harry Kane, who has been shouldering all the goal scoring burden for Spurs this season.

Roberto Soldado is the other option but the £26m forward, who arrived from Valencia has struggled with form, which has in turn seen him occupy a place on the bench for most of the season thus far.

The report claims that the north London club's new head of recruitment Paul Mitchell traveled to Germany last week to check on Bacca, who was in action for the La Liga club in the Europa League against Borussia Monchengladbach and even scored a goal to help his club qualify for the last 16 of the Europa League.

Apart from Tottenham, arch rivals Arsenal were also linked with a move for the striker during the summer, but eventually signed Danny Welbeck from Manchester United instead.

Earlier in the season, the Sevilla striker had indicated that he would like to move to England and play in the Premier League, but later signed a new contract to remain with the Spanish club until the summer of 2018. Spurs will have to meet the player's release clause, which is set at £23.5m ($36m) to have any chance of signing him in the summer.

However, the former Southampton manager has quashed all speculation after confirming that the club are not interested in Bacca at the moment.

"I hear about this player in the media but I know him as I follow the Spanish League. [There is] no interest," Pochettino said, as quoted by talkSPORT.