West Ham news: Advanced talks held with AC Milan and Bacca

By Wayne Veysey

6th Jul, 2016 | 6:01pm

West Ham in advanced talks to sign £22m striker who earns £130,000-a-week - report

By Tom Blackburn

West Ham are in advanced talks to sign Carlos Bacca from AC Milan, according to a report.

The Hammers are in negotiations with the Serie A giants to land the striker just 12 months after his £22million move from Sevilla.

ESPN claim a deal for 29-year-old Bacca is proving a real possibility, and the Hammers are confident of completing a move imminently..

Football Insider reported earlier on Wednesday that Bacca’s agent Sergio Barila had claimed the Colombian was ready to walk out on the Italian giants.

Bacca started out in his home country of Colombia, where among loan spells he scored 111 goals in six seasons. He impressed after a move to Club Brugge before moving to Spanish giants Sevilla where he won two Europa League titles in two seasons.

Sky Italy claims that Bacca currently earns a salary of £6.5million at Milan, equivalent to £130,000-a-week.

Bacca joined the Serie A giants from Sevilla 12 months ago for a fee of around £22million after his release clause was activated.

The Hammers are desperate for a new striker after missing out on Belgian sensation Michy Batshuayi who moved to Chelsea last week, whilst Arsenal are in pole position to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette.

In other West Ham news, they have turned their attention to a Euro 2016 star after a series of transfer blows.