Netherlands' Vincent Janssen in action against England
That came off the back of the club's failure to sign Alexandre Lacazette despite having a record £31 million bid accepted.
Hammers' Bacca-up plan
With the big move to the 60,000 seater Olympic Stadium on the horizon in the coming month speculation has been rife about new additions to Slaven Bilic's squad.
The East Londoners missed out on Marseille's Michy Batshuayi after he secured a move to London rivals Chelsea while there were also rumours about interest in Bournemouth's Callum Wilson, Juventus and Italy forward Simone Zaza and Liverpool's Christian Benteke to name but a few.
West Ham co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold
West Ham fans worried over marquee striker signing
Many Hammers fans are starting to worry about the striker situation having been promised a marquee signing by co-owner David Sullivan and David Gold.
To make matters worse it seems Spurs have got one over their rivals with the capture of 22-year-old Janssen who has an impressive goal record better than one every two games with 59 strikes in 108 senior matches so far in his career.
But should they land former Sevilla striker Bacca, they will arguably be getting not only a better, bigger name player but also one who is proven at the highest level.
Bacca has 180 goals in 360 games
Bacca a better bet for instant success?
Bacca may be older at 29 but he has a goal record of exactly one every two games (180 goals in 360 games) in his career and has played at the top level for Sevilla, AC Milan and with Colombia.