West Ham hopeful big pay packet will sway marquee striker overlook ‘dream’

West Ham have made a £27m offer for Carlos Bacca and are hopeful that a £70,000-per-week contract will be enough to see the AC Milan striker overlook his desire to play in the Champions League, according to reports from the Mirror.

The 29-year-old Colombian has emerged as the Hammers’ top attacking target over the course of the past few weeks following failed moves for a host of other big names.

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However, Bacca moving to the east of London has looked to be in some doubt of late, with rumours that he’s rejected an initial approach from them having done the rounds, while the experienced goal-getter revealed in an interview that playing for a Champions League team next season is his “dream”.

But, reports claim that West Ham are hopeful that the offer of a £70,000-per-week contract will turn the South American’s head.

It’s understood that a club-record £27m fee has been pout forward for Bacca, while the mooted salary will make him the Irons’ third highest earner, behind only Andy Carroll and Dimitri Payet.

The ex-Sevilla’s man’s future is somewhat up in the air as West Ham wait for a response, but an Instagram post from the player hinted that he will be leaving Milan soon.

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