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Report: Irons in for AC striker

119235-1448983000West Ham are this morning reported to have made a £16 milion offer for AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca.

His is the latest name to emerge from a list which has 20 names on it but AC are are looking for around £20 million for the 29 year old who also wants around £60,000 a week after tax.

The Colombia international scored 24 goals in all competitions last season ad has a fine scoring record across his career.

Over the last three seasons he has managed 28 for Brugges, (2012-13),  34 for Sevilla (2013-15) and  the 24 last season.

The Hammers again face  tough test to get a player who only signed a four year deal with the Italian outfit last season – a deal which allegedly contained a £30 million buyout clause.

The club are also understood to still be in talks with Toulouse over a deal for Martin Braithwaite but he would be a secondary striker.

A Hammers source said: “We are keeping names of players to ourseles bt of course it is well known a striker is the main priority!

 

About Hugh5outhon1895

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
 

17 comments on “Report: Irons in for AC striker

  1. Another day another name.
    anybody keeping count of how many players have been linked we us so far this summer?

  2. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  3. Now the silly season is in full swing i’m still waiting for the yearly Charlie Austin link. Last summer he was linked with nearly every club in europe. I know he only signed for soton january & last time i read anything about him he was injured but since when did that stop media hype?? 😀 I said yesterday why don’t we invent a story….. 😉

  4. And don’t forget Scotty Parker coming back :). best thing to do is ignore it all for now and wait for the UEFA game!!

  5. Makes life interesting though ,otherwise we would just be reading about Payet taking over the world,
    I know this one scores goals but does he bring anything else to the party,
    Braithwaite at £4 million would be a great backup forward or winger with Tore that would be Moses and Emineke covered,
    So anyone else would be a replacement for Valencia,AC or Sak
    Bacca for AC
    Wilson For Valencia
    Keep Sak if he wants to stay
    Or Barahino for Sak
    Nice looking front line
    Time for a RB and a CH next week

  6. lol I like the way you close a deal Bubs, faster than light.. 😉

  7. Umtiti is the latest cb linked to us today.Its a new name or two everyday.As long as you take it all with a pinch of salt it is quite entertaining.Now who is going to go running off to YouTube to check him out lol

  8. Bubs has a very easy way of knowing if a player is worth signing Matte.All he needs is a stopwatch,two bottles of San Miguel & if the geezer can drink both in under 1 minute he is worth signing 😀

  9. lol I would advise Wetlands to keep an eye on Tsukasa Umesaki and Zlatan Ljubijankič, known as the Ibrahimovic of the Rising Sun… they both play for Urawa Red in the Japanese League… haha 😉

  10. I know all about them already,Mystic Bradders contacted me in a dream last night Matte.I thought it was Mystic Chaz to start off with but then realised this mystic man who contacted me had wet socks 😀

    • haha… that Mystic Bradders is incomparable Rads, I thought I had discovered two rough diamonds… I give up 😀

  11. I heard we have offered Três Corações £30m for Edson Arantes do Nascimento fantastic prospect

  12. That’s interesting.I recently saw that we have bid 35million for Peruvian striker Jahirsino Julio Baylón Yglesias from UT Cajamarca.

  13. Back from the bar Rads only signed 2 today,
    Still trying to adjust my dance style to do the Hippo,
    I enjoy watching all the bull over the transfers but hope we get at least 3 good ones this term,

  14. You ain’t been in Marbella line dancing with him then bubs 😉

  15. Can’t keep a straight line mate and those boots chaff my thighs ( ops wrong boots )
    I ment my calfs
    Birdie song is more up Hippos style with a little bit of Macalena on the side

  16. Hahaha,yeah stop wearing your missus thigh length boots bubs you will stretch them 🙂

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