West Ham are in the market for a new striker this summer as speculation surrounds the future of both Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho, with the latter handing in a transfer request as mentioned in the report.
The club’s owners David Gold and David Sullivan are working hard behind the scenes in order to bring in a top quality forward, yet thus far they’ve struggled to get a deal done.
Bacca, 29, may only have four more years at the top of his game yet there is no doubting his current ability following his success first at Sevilla and then with Milan last season.
Despite the the Italian club’s struggles in Serie A, Bacca topped Milan’s scoring charts with 20 goals in all competitions and showed exactly why he is one of the best strikers around right now.
West Ham have eyes on a top four spot next season, yet without the addition of a regular goal scorer, Slaven Bilic’s men may find it hard to break in amid increased competition from their rivals.
The report goes on to say that Bacca is interesting Spanish giants Atletico Madrid, and that may have played a role in the striker’s sudden demands to join Payet as the club’s highest paid player.