You’ll be glad to know that, after weeks of trying to bring you what was going on in Italy regarding Carlos Bacca to West Ham, this will probably be the last one we do, bar any reversal in the situation.
Already on Thursday, reports in Italy suggested the Hammers had run out of patience with the Colombian striker, and now Il Tempo on Friday make things pretty clear.
The Italian newspaper have a brief overlook at what is left to do at AC Milan this transfer window, and their line on the Bacca situation is: “The deal with West Ham for Bacca has definitely fallen through”.
Negotiations with the former Sevilla star had been going for far too long, with the player wanting to wait to see if a team with Champions League football came calling (that’s yet to happen), and with Slaven Bilic deciding to go for Jonathan Calleri instead, this one’s as dead as a dodo.
It’s not been the best transfer window for West Ham striker wise, with a bid for Alexandre Lacazette rejected, Michy Batshuayi going to Chelsea and Carlos Tevez being rather greedy, but at least someone has been brought in, which was sorely needed.
It may also be worth pointing out Il Tempo are a Rome based newspaper, meaning their knowledge of Milan transfers might not be the best, but considering the hints from other papers this was already on the rocks, sticking their neck out like this isn’t as dangerous as it might’ve been last week.
Time to see if Calleri can follow in Tevez’s footsteps and make the all important step up from Argentinean and Brazilian football at West Ham.