West Ham United’s search for a new striker this summer has been widespread to say the least.
If even a fraction of reports are to be believed, and some of them are quite reliable, then West Ham have been running from one target to another, trying to get someone to agree to sell them a big name forward.
Claims from the English press of a fee being agreed to sign Carlos Bacca have been followed up in Italy. Sport, part of La Stampa group, say West Ham upped their offer from €25m to €30m for the AC Milan player, and that led the Rossoneri to accepting a sale at the increased figure.
Whilst it’s stated a Bacca transfer is now a ‘certainty’, his destination isn’t. Bacca would prefer a move to Spain, and there’s interest from Atletico Madrid.
However, Atletico don’t see Bacca as their first choice and are looking at other options, still holding a flame for Chelsea’s Diego Costa.