Report: West Ham close to meeting Carlos Bacca's demands, no agreement with agent yet

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West Ham United are seemingly intent on landing Carlos Bacca from AC Milan.

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

According to Sky Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio, West Ham met with Carlos Bacca's agent on Monday - but were unable to reach an agreement over his wages.

The Hammers have been focusing their attention on bringing in a new striker this summer, and whilst Sofiane Feghouli and Gokhan Tore will add creativity to the side, a new goalscorer is still needed.

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With questions over the future of both Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia, at least one top striker is needed, and the Hammers appear to have zeroed in on Carlos Bacca as their top target.

The Colombian international, 29, hit 49 goals in 108 games for Sevilla to earn a move to AC Milan last summer, and he continued to find the net with 20 goals in his first season for the Serie A club.

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However, West Ham are now trying to prise Bacca away from the San Siro, with Di Marzio claiming that a fee has been agreed between the two clubs - but Bacca's wages appear to be a sticking point right now.

The report claims that Bacca's agent Sergio Barila was in London on Monday to discuss terms with West Ham, but no deal was struck as Bacca wants £65,000-a-week after taxes, whereas West Ham have only offered £57,000-a-week so far.

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The figures are close to being agreeable between the parties, but with no deal agreed just yet, there will be growing concern that West Ham won't get the deal done.

The Guardian do though claim that, whilst Bacca is a little reluctant to leave the San Siro, he has come around to the idea of joining Slaven Bilic's West Ham - and the Hammers will be hoping to get the deal over the line in the coming days.

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