By Will Butcher

West Ham fans are desperate for manager Slaven Bilic to use the Hammers’ cheque book for the ninth time, after AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca netted a hat-trick on Sunday.

The Mirror claimed at the end of July that West Ham had increased their bid for AC Milan forward Bacca to £27million and offered him a four-year contract worth £70,000-a-week to make him the club’s third top earner behind Dimitri Payet and Andy Carroll.

However, Italian outlet Tutto Mercato Web claimed that West Ham ended their attempts to sign Bacca after he decided he wanted to stay in Milan.

The Colombian forward started his campaign for AC Milan on Sunday, and it seems like the decision to stay was a good one after he scored three times to secure a 3-2 victory against Torino.

The Hammers fans weren’t impressed with the news though, after long-term injuries to Andy Carroll and Andre Ayew have left the East London-based side thin on attacking options.

Here are a selection of their tweets.

Bacca joined Milan from Sevilla 12 months ago for a fee of around £22million after his release clause was activated and is contracted to the Italian giants until 2019.

The 33-time  Colombia capped international starred for the Italian giants last season, scoring 20 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions.

In other West Ham transfer news, this Italy international’s father would welcome a move to London.