Carlos Bacca’s future at AC Milan is uncertain and he may be heading to the Premier League this summer, according to Gazzetta World.
The report states that the 29-year-old – who was in prolific form during his first season after signing from Sevilla – will miss the start of pre-season after representing Colombia at the Copa America.
West Ham United have made a €20m bid for the striker, but the Italian club are holding out for at least €30m, and they are willing to wait until August to make a decision.
His first season in Serie A was a success, with Bacca scored 18 goals in 38 appearances, however, the club struggled and could only finish in seventh place.
Inconsistent results meant that they even missed out on Europa League qualification, so a move to the Premier League and its riches may be tempting to the striker.
West Ham will begin next season at the Olympic Stadium as their home, and have been linked with numerous high-profile transfers.
As well as Bacca, the club are reported to be interested in Christian Benteke, who struggled in his first season at Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp, and is not thought to feature in his high-energy and pressing style of play.
His Belgium teammate Michy Batshuayi has also been linked with a move to East London, as has Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette. The club’s opening season under the management of Slaven Bilic drew plaudits from pundits and fans alike, with the club finishing in seventh place.
The new television deal and stadium move means that the club are trying to consolidate their position at the top-end of the Premier League, and are willing to invest heavily in the playing staff over the summer.