Khouma Babacar is an option for West Ham in case they fail to land Carlos Bacca this summer, according to claims from Italy.

Thursday edition of Italian newspaper Tuttosport says both the Hammers and Sassuolo are just waiting for Fiorentina to drop Babacar’s price so they can make an approach for the 23-year-old.

The Senegalese striker isn’t having much game time at the Viola, having played only 1200 minutes last season and scoring seven goals.

Despite West Ham’s agreement with AC Milan for Bacca, the English club are still to find a deal for the player’s annual wages, and he’s stringing them along in the hope of a Champions League club coming.

Tuttosport claims that €500k is the difference between what the Hammers are offering and what the striker is demanding, but it’s not simply about money.

Babacar is a right footed centre forward who can also play on the right in a front three, or even on the right wing.