Roma have confirmed their interest in signing Sevilla striker and reported Liverpool target Carlos Bacca.

Bacca, who is currently on international duty with Colombia at the Copa America in Chile, has attracted Liverpool's interest, according to the Daily Telegraph, as a possible alternative to Aston Villa's Christian Benteke.

The 30 year old has a release clause of £21.3m ($33.5m), which Sevilla insist must be met if the player is to leave the club.

Following the confirmation of Roberto Firmino's move to Merseyside, ITV suggested Liverpool have left a delegation in Chile to push ahead with moves for other players currently competing in the Copa America, naming Bacca as a possible target.

But Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini has confirmed to ABC Sevilla the Serie A giants want to BAG the player.

"Bacca? Yes, we are interested in him. I can't say more, but we like him and we are interested. But he's liked also by others."

Bacca, who celebrated Europa League success with Sevilla last term, recently told Estadio Deportivo he is happy at the Andalusian club, but said he will leave if his side want to cash in on him.

However, while Sevilla admit the inclusion of a release clause could see the player leave, their sporting director Monchi is adamant the club wish to hold onto the Colombia international, suggesting they could even double his wages in order to keep him at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium.

Asked during an interview with AS how Sevilla are going to convince the players to stay if other clubs to double their wages, Monchi responded: "That's part of our job.

"It would not be the first time it happens and not the last one. We play with that and it's part of my job to convince the player that €1 here is more worthy than €2 somewhere else. I am relatively unworried.

"Bacca is happy at Sevilla and in Sevilla. He is well considered all round but if someone comes to sign him I have sufficient elements to convince him to stay."