West Ham are contunuing to track events as Carlos Bacca starts to run out of options.
The AC MIlan striker is no longer wanted at his club despite having three years left on his deal with the Serie A outfit keen to take the £26 million on offer from the Hammers.
And although Bacca has been offered around £90k a week to swap Milan for Leytonstone, he has been holding out believing one of PSG, Sevilla or Napoli would come calling.
But they have all slowly fallen away and now the Hammers board are aware that the player may be ready to come back to the negotiating table.
They are unfazed by his attitude which they see as normal among the world’s top players who seek to ply their trade at the highest level.
Publicly the Hammers have held a public position which has shown them as being irritated that he could be using the club as “a back stop” but in fact if a deal can be done they will do it.
ClaretandHugh was told: “Everybody knows how the game works and there are signs emerging that he may now be ready to become positive about the move.
“We are always ready for the long game and if that’s how it turns out nobody here will cut off their nose to spite their face.”