Carlos Bacca has insisted that he has no plans to leave AC Milan this summer and that he decided some time ago to stay put despite West Ham’s interest.
The Colombia international was widely mooted as the Hammers’ top striker target for some time, with speculation surrounding his future having dominated headlines.
Indeed, it was claimed a while back that West Ham had offered the player a lucrative contract after agreeing terms with Milan, and there have been fresh reports that the Irons remain keen on the 29-year-old over the past few days.
But Bacca himself has closed the door on a potential move by claiming that he’s eager to stay at the San Siro and that he’s already rejected an offer for his signature:
“When the intermediary presented the offer, I consulted with my family and decided to stay,” he told Sky Sport Italia (via the Daily Mail).
“It was the right thing for me to do.
“I wanted to remain because I promised I’d take Milan back into Europe.”
Bacca is a proven goalscorer in European football following prolific spells with Club Brugge and Sevilla.
He won the Europa League twice with the latter before joining Milan last year.