Report identifies Sevilla as the preferred destination of West Ham-linked Carlos Bacca

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The prolific frontman has been the subject of plenty of interest across Europe.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesCarlos Bacca

Carlos Bacca has his heart set on a return to former club Sevilla, according to Sky Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio.

The Colombian striker has been the subject of strong interest from West Ham this summer, with the club agreeing on a fee with Milan but yet to finalise personal terms with the player - as reported by the Mirror.

Hammers co-owner David Sullivan recently admitted that the club are struggling to recruit their top targets because they are unable to offer Champions League football, in a column on whufc.com.

West Ham co chairman David Sullivan in the standsWest Ham co chairman David Sullivan in the stands

Sevilla overcame Liverpool in last season’s Europa League final, ensuring they go straight into the group stages of the Champions League next season in the process.

Di Marzio also claims that Atletico Madrid are close to agreeing a deal for Sevilla striker Kevin Gameiro, which would free up space and provide funds for the La Liga club to turn their attention to Bacca.

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

The 29-year old enjoyed a fruitful spell in Spain, scoring 49 goals in 108 appearances before his move to Milan last summer, and a return to his old stomping ground is clearly an attractive option.

West Ham are facing something of a mini crisis in the striking department, with doubts over the futures of Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho, leaving Andy Carroll as the only senior frontman guaranteed to be at the club come the close of the transfer window.

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