West Ham have not given up hope of signing AC Milan’s Carlos Bacca before the close of the transfer window and have offered him a contract worth €5m (£4.25m)-per-season to move to east London, according to Nicolo Schira.
The Hammers’ pursuit of the Colombia international has developed into one of the sagas of the summer, with the 29-year-old having supposedly rejected a move to the Irons despite the Rossoneri’s willingness to sell him.
Indeed, it’s been revealed that West Ham have settled on a £26m fee for the player with Milan, but despite suggestions that the club had given up hope of landing the goal-machine forward, Schira – a well-known Italian football journalist – has revealed that they remain hopeful and have upped their offer:
He tweeted: “#WestHam wants to close Carlos #Bacca from #Milan: Hammers raised the bid at €5 mln for season until 2020. Talks ongoing.”
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) August 8, 2016
The offer of €5m (£4.25m) equates to just over £80,000-per-week, which would make Bacca one of the highest earners at West Ham.