Agent claims West Ham bid for striker, shares outcome

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West Ham United are claimed to be interested in signing Carlos Bacca from AC Milan in the summer transfer window.

-  AC Milan's Carlos Bacca celebrates after scoring a goal.

West Ham United’s bid for Carlos Bacca has been rejected by AC Milan, the striker’s agent has told The Guardian.

Sergio Barila has revealed that Premier League outfit West Ham made a bid for Bacca last week.

The Colombia international striker is open to leaving Milan in the summer transfer window, though, claims Barila.

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“There was an offer last week from West Ham which was rejected so we must wait,” Barila told the Guardian. “Carlos is very happy in Milan because it is a very big club and he has enjoyed his time there so far.

“But they will not play in European competition next season and that could be a problem. At the moment Carlos is training with the national team for the Copa America and it is likely we will have to wait for the new investors before anything can develop.”

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Bacca is one of the best strikers in Europe and was in good form for Milan this past season. The former Sevilla star scored 18 goals and created 41 chances in 38 Serie A appearances for the Rossoneri.

The 29-year-old is a proven goalscorer and he would be a good signing for West Ham, but it appears that the Hammers will have to increase their offer for Milan to consider selling the striker.

According to The Guardian, West Ham’s initial offer for Bacca was £15 million (€20m), and Barila’s comments suggest that the Premier League outfit will have to increase their bid.

One factor that could be in West Ham’s favour is that they could feature in the group stage of the Europa League next season.

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