AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca celebrates
According to Sky Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio, West Ham's agreed deal with AC Milan for Carlos Bacca is structured as £23m up front, with £2.5m in add-ons - and Tutto Mercato Web suggest the striker's agent will meet with the Hammers on Tuesday.
West Ham have been searching for a big-money striker all summer, as Andy Carroll has had numerous fitness and injury issues during his time in East London, whilst Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia both endured tough campaigns last season and could leave this summer.
A host of names have been linked, but West Ham now appear to be moving in for AC Milan star Bacca, with a deal edging closer and closer.
The 29-year-old Colombian hit 20 goals in his first season for AC Milan last term, as he continued to impress in front of goal having found the net 49 times in 108 games for Sevilla.
Now though, Sky Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio reports that West Ham have struck a deal with Milan for Bacca, and whilst a £26m deal has been touted, Di Marzio claims the move is actually structured so that West Ham pay £23m up front, and £2.5m in add-ons down the line.
That appears to be a good move for West Ham, but convincing Bacca to make the move to the Olympic Stadium is far from a given - and a meeting this week could determine whether Bacca stays at the San Siro or joins Slaven Bilic's men.
Tutto Mercato Web note that Bacca's agent Sergio Barila will meet with West Ham this week to discuss terms for the player, who won't come cheap having proven himself in Spain and Italy.
West Ham will hope that they can agree terms with Bacca this week and get him signed in plenty of time for the start of Premier League season, where Bilic will want to get off to a fast start with a new goalscorer in his ranks.
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