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Unhappy Hammers made to sweat it out

baccaWest Ham are today becoming convinced that Carlos Bacca will turn them down despite agreeing a near £27 million deal with AC Milan for the 29 year old Colombian striker.

The player was named for the United States pre season tour leaving the Irons in limbo after chairman’s son Jack Sullivan claimed yesterday (Thurs) the club was expecting an answer from him in the “next 48 hours.”

However, sources close to the talks believe the Hammers would know far more by now if a deal was seen as being realistic after upping their personal terms offer to the Colombian.

And although the club has not thrown in the towel we were told by a highly placed source that their hopes were dipping with every passing hour.

ClaretandHugh asked if the odds on a deal were any better than evens and received an immediate response being told: “Looks to us to stand at about 20 per cent. We think we may be being held in reserve as a back-up for him!

“You can never tell of course. Things change but it’s been dragging on for a while now and we would have hoped for an answer by this time.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

5 comments on “Unhappy Hammers made to sweat it out

  1. Should drop Thier offer for Bacca . Go for a player that wants it or at least wouldn’t take the micheal . Bacca is very expensive and Could prove to be a costly flop .There are still players out there . Offer Gomez or Yedden a deal and get the job done .

  2. Do we really want a player who plays these kind of games? Time for WHU to say forget it and find a player who actually wants to play for us rather than his pay packet. It is more important to have a team player than a big name in my opinion.

  3. It looks obvious to me that he has been using us as bait hoping that a CL club will come in for him. I thought all this will he wont he crap had ended a week ago, why has it all started again? A simple yes or no answer…. move on & stop looking desperate.

  4. In Bacca, I have little trust.
    If he wants CL soccer, then lets drop the whole bloody deal.
    We want guys who are sincere about the team they are playing for!
    I’d sooner give young Fletcher a go than this two-faced fancy-pants

  5. I just don’t like being used, we have pride, please display it and tell him sign or swivel.

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