West Ham haven’t given up in striker hunt… new and improved contract offered

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.

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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.”

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.

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