West Ham United’s striker target Carlos Bacca comments on his future

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

West Ham United have been heavily linked with AC Milan’s Carlos Bacca.

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West Ham United’s stiker target Carlos Bacca has told reporters that his first choice this summer is to remain with current club AC Milan for the foreseeable future, Sky Sports reports.

The Colombia international has been the subject of heavy speculation this summer, with numerous reports linking him with a move to the Premier League and in particular West Ham.

Italian publication La Gazzetta dello Sport recently stated a West Ham bid in the region of £30 million had been accepted by Milan and that talks over a switch to the Hammers were underway.

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However, Bacca now says that despite heavy interest his first option is to remain with the Italian giants.

“I know there is interest from several clubs. But I have a contract with Milan and so I’m talking to them to get a positive solution for me and my family as soon as possible,” he told Sky Sports.

“All options are still open. My first choice is Milan and then we’ll see what happens.”

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Bacca won back-to-back Europa League titles with Sevilla before leaving for Milan 12 months ago.

Despite the Italian club under-performing in Serie A, the talented striker topped the club’s scoring charts and once again proved himself to be one of the best forwards in Europe right now.

West Ham have made no secret of their desire to sign a big-name striker this summer, yet so far they have been left disappointed in their search and right now a deal for Bacca seems some way off.

Carlos Bacca rounds Dnipro's Denys Boyko to score the second goal for Sevilla

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