Carlos Bacca
Carlos Bacca has scored 17 La Liga goals for Sevilla this season Getty

Carlos Bacca has claimed he is happy at Sevilla and will only leave the La Liga side if the club asks him to due to economic reasons.

Recent reports claimed that Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal had identified the Colombia international star as a replacement for Radamel Falcao – even though Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev recently revealed that the Premier League giants are yet to make a decision on whether to secure the loanee striker on a permanent basis at the end of the campaign.

Having scored 17 La Liga goals this season at Sevilla, Bacca has been linked in the past with other clubs such as Tottenham and Arsenal while recent reports in Italy claimed AC Milan are also closely monitoring his development.

When asked about those rumours, the Sevilla forward claimed he will only leave Sevilla if the the Andalusian side need to cash-in with him – after they already were forced to sell other key stars in recent seasons such as Alberto Moreno to Liverpool, Federico Fazio to Tottenham, Ivan Rakitic to Barcelona and Jesus Navas and Alvaro Negredo to Manchester City.

"I will only leave Sevilla if the club wants me to go. I am happy here and I have no intention of moving. They are stories of the press. But if the club wants to sell, then we'll see what happens," Bacca was quoted as saying by Sevilla-based newspaper Estadio Deportivo.

"Each year two or three major players leave but the squad continue working well. This is why [club sporting director] Monchi is regarded as the number one and it is also normal that many teams are interested in [manager Unai] Emery. He is a great coach. "

The striker committed his future to the Spanish side earlier this season by signing a new deal until summer 2018 and any club interested in securing his services will be required to meet his €30m (£21.6m, $32m) release clause.