Iago Aspas

La Liga outfit Sevilla have earmarked Liverpool's unsettled striker Iago Aspas as their main striker target should Colombian Carlos Bacca leaves the club this summer, reports in Spain claim.

Bacca proved to be a sensation in La Liga last season and according to reports he is Atletico Madrid's back-up choice if they fail to secure Manchester City star Alvaro Negredo as a replacement for Chelsea-bound Diego Costa.

Sevilla know that it will be very difficult to keep Bacca and according to Marca the club's sporting director Monchi has already approached Aspas in order to discover what his intentions are for the future.

Liverpool paid Celta Vigo £7m to sign the Spaniard last summer but he has struggled to make the impact expected at Anfield and Marca says the Reds are likely to part ways with him.

While Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge excelled for Brendan Rodgers last season the Spaniard failed to replicate his La Liga form, having scored 12 league goals the season before he moved to Anfield.

And after Liverpool secured the services of Rickie Lambert, Aspas' chances of securing regular playing time at Anfield are unlikely to improve next season.

Sevilla are aware of the striker's situation and according to Marca they may ask Liverpool to send Aspas on loan for one season with the option of making it a permanent deal in the summer of 2015.

When asked during a recent interview with IBTimes UK whether he would settle for another seasson on the bench, Aspas said: "Not really.

"I will talk to the club at the end of the season and, if the situation remains like this, I think that for both the club and for me the best outcome is an exit. Because they also paid €9 million for me.

"Everything depends on what the club wants at the end of the season. Now we are just focused on the Premier League and we cannot be thinking about individual aspects."