Report: West Ham and Crystal Palace approach Carlos Bacca

Carlos Bacca #7 of Colombia celebrates his first half goal against the United States during the 2016 Copa America Centenario third place match at University of Phoenix Stadium on June 25,...

West Ham and Palace are seemingly active on the final day of the window.

Carlos Bacca of Colombia celebrates after scoring during a match between Colombia and Ecuador as part of FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers at Roberto Melendez Stadium on March 29, 2016 in...

Italian outlet CalcioMercato have claimed that West Ham United and Crystal Palace have both approached Italian giants AC Milan over a move to sign striker Carlos Bacca.

Bacca, 31, featured against England at the World Cup and has long been linked with a move to the Hammers, stemming back from Slaven Bilic's reign in charge of the east Londoners.

 

The Colombian is way down the pecking order at the San Siro, especially since Gennara Gattuso's side confirmed the signing of fellow South American striker Gonzalo Higuain in a surprise move from Juventus.

The report claims West Ham and Palace have both looked to take advantage of that, with Bacca already way down Milan's striker pecking order after going on loan to former side Villarreal last season.

Villarreal's Colombian forward Carlos Bacca celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match between Villarreal CF and Athletic Club Bilbao at La Ceramica stadium in Vila-...

However, the report claims both the Hammers and the Eagles will miss out on Bacca, as the striker wants to return to Villarreal once again. Bacca scored 18 goals for the La Liga outfit last term.

West Ham have since signed Lucas Perez from Arsenal, while Palace have reportedly made an offer to sign Liverpool striker Divock Origi for a fee of £16.2million.

Carlos Bacca of Sevilla celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the UEFA Europa League Final match between FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and FC Sevilla on May 27, 2015 in Warsaw, Poland.

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