David Sullivan offers update on West Ham's pursuit of Carlos Bacca

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David Sullivan remains hopeful that Carlos Bacca could sign for West Ham.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesAC Milan striker Carlos Bacca

West Ham United co-chairman David Sullivan has told The Mirror that AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca is 'hanging about looking to get the best deal'.

The Hammers have been searching for a big-name striker all summer, but have so far been left frustrated in their attempts to snap up a proven goalscorer.

Their current target appears to be AC Milan star Carlos Bacca, who has established himself as one of the top strikers in Europe over the last three years.

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Colombian international Bacca, 29, hit 49 goals in 108 games for Sevilla following a 2013 move from Club Brugge, and helped the La Liga side win two Europa League titles before heading to AC Milan last summer.

With 20 goals in his first season with the Italian giants, Bacca again proved just how good he is in front of goal - and he seems to have attracted the interest of West Ham.

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

Italian newspaper Gazzetta Dello Sport recently claimed that Bacca has turned down a switch to the Olympic Stadium after West Ham agreed a €30m (£25m) fee with Milan - but there may still be hope for the Hammers yet.

The Mirror report that Bacca is hoping for a late move from Atletico Madrid, but they're prioritising a deal to re-sign Chelsea hitman Diego Costa, leaving West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan to retain hope that Bacca will move to East London.

West Ham co owner David Sullivan

Sullivan told The Mirror that Bacca is 'hanging about' and looking for the best deal right now, and doesn't blame the player for weighing up his options.

"The problem is every striker you go for, there are 10 others clubs interested in him," said Sullivan. "So the player is just hanging about looking to get the best deal. I can’t say I blame him," he added.

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