Report: Milan forward Carlos Bacca now open to West Ham switch

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

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

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

According to the latest reports from Gianluca Di Marzio, AC Milan forward Carlos Bacca is finally open to a move to West Ham United after weeks of negotiations.

The Italian report claims Milan are considering Juventus man Simone Zaza as an alternative as the latest news in the Bacca transfer saga is that the forward is now open to joining West Ham.

The Hammers have made no secret of their desire to sign a top striker this summer and a number of players such as Christian Benteke, Alexandre Lacazette and Bacca have been linked with the club.

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So far the East Londoners have struggled in their bid to bring in that elusive 20-goal-a-season forward, with their attempts to sign Bacca proving far more difficult than first imagined.

The two clubs in question reportedly agreed upon a fee for the Colombia international (ESPN), yet Bacca has seemingly been hesitant in deciding whether to leave Milan for West Ham this summer.

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It has been a frustrating time for Hammers boss Slaven Bilic, and many feel West Ham will struggle to break in to the Premier League’s top four without the addition of a top-class forward this summer.

However, fresh reports from Italy now claim Bacca is finally open to moving to the Olympic Stadium, and it appears to have become a question of whether a deal can be completed ahead of the new league campaign.

Bacca, 29, topped Milan’s scoring charts last season, scoring 20 goals in all competitions.

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