Report: West Ham offer Carlos Bacca £4.2m a year in wages

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West Ham United are allegedly ready to pay Carlos Bacca a sizeable wage package of around £4.2 million-per-year.

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According to reports from La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Football Italia), West Ham United are offering a whopping £4.2 million-per-year in an attempt to secure the services of Carlos Bacca.

West Ham have been linked with a move for Bacca all summer long but despite their repeated efforts the Hammers have not been able to complete a swoop for the Colombian international as of yet.

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The Guardian had reported last month that West Ham already agreed a fee of around £25 million with AC Milan over the transfer of Bacca, but the 29-year-old has not entered discussions with the London side as he is said to be holding out for a move to a team playing in the Champions League.

Due to Bacca’s reluctance, West Ham have been forced to look at transfer targets elsewhere and it has been reported that the Hammers are now on the verge of completing a £20 million swoop for Andre Ayew from Swansea City (BBC).

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Despite the impending arrival of Ayew, West Ham have not given up on their hopes of signing Bacca and La Gazzetta dello Sport have claimed that the Premier League club are still looking to convince the striker to arrive at the London Stadium this summer.

In order to tempt Bacca to join, West Ham allegedly have increased their wage offer considerably and it will now be interesting to see if the Hammers are finally able to lure the attacker to London.

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