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Irons offer Bacca top cash inducement


baccaWest Ham have stressed this morning that “absolutely nothing” has changed in their pursuit of Carlos Bacca.

Intense rumour-mongering yesterday suggested that the AC Milan striker  had turned the Irons down.

But we reported last night (Fri) that the Irons considered that despite the media gossip they retained what was described to us as “a 20 per cent chance of landing the player” and this morning it has become apparent why!

RR HighWe were told by our best source that Bacca in fact has five offers on the table including ours and whilst four of them are from unnamed Champions League clubs, the Irons personal terms offer is understood to be higher than any of the others – which levels up the playing field .

ClaretandHugh was told exclusively: “There is no change in the situation from earlier in the week when Carlos started considering his options. He has a big decision to make and there is no rush at this stage from his perspective.

“We are aware of his desire to play in the CL but we have offered more money. In reality there is no change in the position from earlier despite all the mis-reporting.”

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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!"

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  • Roman says:

    Why are we wasting time on Bacca? He just doesn’t rate us otherwise he would have signed long ago.Time to look closer to home.

  • oldiron says:

    Forget Bacca, he clearly is only looking for C.L and as much money as he can get. Not what we want.

    What is wrong in swapping Sakho for Berahino and buying this Ben Waddah guy from Toulouse who clearly wants to come to us.

    Was David in the South of France recently to buy this guy and also why we are at it get N’Koulou as a replacement for Tomkins, he is a freebie after all.


  • Hammerman6 says:

    Last nights La Gazetto Dello reports he is not coming…………big news we ALL knew that last week. I think the Chairman should have pulled the plug as soon as he stalled, don’t let the prima donna hold us to ransome.

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    I doubt we will get Bacca but you never know this is probably his last big contract so perhaps money will talk… I am more interested now about us possibly making a huge bid for James Rodriguez from Real Madrid.

  • markro says:

    I keep saying it –

    Forget Bacca

    Sign Calleri on loan

    Buy Ben Yedder

    Save megadosh for the Jan window when we’re in CL contention.

  • danielson79 says:

    Berardi…. the end.

  • bubs says:

    Rodriguz in our dreams,more dreaming if anyone thinks The 2 Daves are going to fork our £65 million,
    Why not go after Campbell of the Gooners he has as much to offer as Rodriguz and is for sale,
    Ayew of Villa would be worth a try he scored well for a poor team last term,
    Why can’t we see what’s in front of our eyes not keep chasing all over the world,
    Barahino,Bony,2x Ayew,Dehenney

  • baddowhammer says:

    Not sure on this bloke I saw the original video of him on this site,the warts n all one. Didn’t impress to the tune of what we’re supposedly prepared to pay.If he does end up coming it will take a lot to get in the fans good books now.COYI

  • essexclarets says:

    It seems to me that there are players agents willing their man to be ‘linked’ with us for one reason only, to let everybody know they are open to a move & atract the attention. It’s going to be hard to sign a big name as they all want CL football. Forget this £25m rubbish & go for more realistic targets. We’re one season away from playing with the big boys.

  • johnboy says:

    We are in this mess because of trap 1 and trap 2 , when we all know they should have kept its shut. Just like the stow is at present .
    6 weeks left to impress us with more incompetence , Ffs I just can’t wait for terry cottle to come to town , they got 2 new clowns appearing called Dave and save ! Where after some good performances the wheels start to drop off , and the rest of the car slowly destructs in a final round of laughter.
    What a shambles in p/r the Dave’s are , more money than sense comes to mind .
    Go get yedder at 10 mill and the argie lad with the Italian passport ,
    We need 2 strikers now not 1 . They should have kept all this big time charlie stuff to themselves and pleasently surprised us with a classy signing , then if it didn’t happen no one would have been the wiser and we wouldn’t have a striker problem like we have now !
    Its like watching SOAP ,

  • markro says:

    If you chew it instead of watch it, you could probably blow bubbles.

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