Report: West Ham United make £25.2 million offer for Bacca

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic

The Hammers have increased their offer for the AC Milan striker.

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

According to Gianluca di Marzio, West Ham United have increased their offer for AC Milan’s Carlos Bacca to £25.7 million.

The Hammers are keen to add a striker to their squad this summer and have been linked with forwards across Europe.

They were keen on Michy Batshuayi before his move to Chelsea, while they have struggled to secure a deal for Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette.

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Bacca is another name they have been linked to, with the Colombian looking likely to leave Milan this summer despite scoring 18 goals in 36 Serie A games last season.

However, they have so far they have failed to strike a deal as the Italians have held firm over their asking price for the striker.

Slaven Bilic’s side are keen though, and according to Gianluca di Marzio have now increased their bid to around £25.7 million to try and secure his signature.

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It is unknown if that price is enough to tempt Milan, but the report claims that should both parties reach an agreement then a deal could be concluded quickly.

West Ham will certainly be hoping that is the case, with their search for a star striker having proved to be a highly frustrating one so far.

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