Italian press update West Ham's Bacca pursuit: Player fascinated by Premier League; Milan could accept lower price

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic

West Ham United's alleged pursuit of Carlos Bacca continues apace.

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West Ham United fans will be getting excited about the prospect of seeing Carlos Bacca running out for the Hammers next season, and now a report from Italian website Calcio Mercato has given an update on the AC Milan striker.

It is being reported that West Ham manager Slaven Bilic sees Bacca as the ideal striker for the club next season and that having contacted the player’s agent, a middle-man is now working to get a deal concluded between the two sides.

Calcio Mercato goes on to claim that Bacca is fascinated by the prospect of playing in the Premier League next season but that he wants to be treated like a top player – which will mean a sizeable wage.

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As things stand, West Ham and Milan are said to be some way apart in their respective valuations of the player, with the Hammers willing to pay £15.5million and Milan holding out for £20.1million. But before fans of the London club get too worried, the latest report from Italy suggests that a deal could still be done for a cheaper price.

Milan are said to be well aware of the player’s intentions and are not averse for selling him for less than their asking price given some previous issues.

Bacca may be 29, but being close to 30 did not stop Dimitri Payet taking Upton Park by storm last season, and with 20 goals in 43 appearances for Milan he could be the perfect player to take West Ham to the next level.

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

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