Date: 9th August 2018 at 2:24pm
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West Ham have made an attempt to sign AC Milan attacker Carlos Bacca, according to Calciomercato.

The Italian outlet claim that the Hammers along with Premier League rivals Crystal Palace have made contact about signing the 31-year-old through intermediaries.

Calciomercato report that Bacca is keen on joining Spanish side Villarreal and that they have submitted an offer worth in the region of £8million in order to try and sign him.

OPINION

Surely this has no truth to it as the Hammers should have enough firepower to see them fly up the league under Manuel Pellegrini in the upcoming campaign, following the arrival of Lucas Perez from Arsenal. Bacca is a very experienced forward, having won 48 international caps for Columbia, but it’s hard to see why the Hammers have apparently tried a last-gasp attempt to sign him. The 31-year-old may be set to leave AC Milan this summer but if he arrives at the London Stadium then it will be a shock. Given that Calciomercato’s report claims that Villarreal’s current offer would see Milan make a loss on their investment in the player then perhaps the Italian giants have been shopping him away. This report claims that AC Milan need an offer in the region of £11million to be made for Bacca to avoid making a capital loss on him so perhaps the Hammers have been linked as after spending big this summer, someone believes at the very least that the London club are capable of making a bid that Milan would accept.