Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly suffered a blow in their pursuit of Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca after the Colombian signed a new deal with the La Liga club.
According to talkSPORT, the north London club had been in touch with the Colombian forward's agent regarding a move to the Premier League and the striker had indicated that he would like to move.
However, it looks like the striker had a change of heart and signed a new and improved deal with the club.
"I want to enjoy being at Sevilla for many years because I'm happy here. I want to improve what I did last season," Bacca said, as quoted by talkSPORT.
"I am confident of the technical team, the club and my colleagues, which is very important for my professional performance," the Colombian striker added.
The new contract will see Bacca remain with the La Liga club till the summer of 2018 and if any interested club wants to sign him before that they will have to meet the new release clause in his contract, which is set at around £23.5m.
The former Club Brugge striker has been in impressive form for Sevilla this season and has already notched up 10 goals and provided one assist in 14 La Liga appearances.
Apart from Tottenham, arch rivals Arsenal were also keen on signing the striker during the latter stages of the summer transfer window, but the Emirates Stadium outfit opted for Danny Welbeck on deadline day leaving the Spurs as the only interested party in Bacca.
Mauricio Pochettino's side has been struggling this season as strikers Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor have failed consistently in scoring goals.
This has prompted the manager to be on the lookout for a new striker during the January transfer window and has been linked with moves for Saido Berahino, Jackson Martinez and Jay Rodriguez in recent weeks.