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Carlos Bacca Linked To West Ham

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Milan's Colombian striker is being linked with a move to the Premier League.

Bacca has enjoyed an excellent first season in Italy
Bacca has enjoyed an excellent first season in Italy
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Premier League side West Ham United have been linked with a move for Carlos Bacca this summer. With the London club set to move into a new stadium next season, they are keen to make some big moves in the transfer market to match their lofty ambitions.

Reports indicate that West Ham are set to bid around 20 million euros for the Colombian as they look to improve their forward options for next season. Bacca has enjoyed an excellent debut season in Italy, scoring 18 goals in 38 appearances for the Rossoneri and so it is no surprise to see him linked with a move away. However, this move seems an unlikely one to say the least.

Bacca arrived last summer from Sevilla for a fee of 30 million Euros and it seems unlikely that Milan would accept anything less than that in order to relinquish ownership of the Colombian, especially bearing in mind his excellent form. Missing out on European football undoubtedly complicates Milan's negotiating position, but seems unlikely that Bacca would be tempted by a move to West Ham, even bearing in mind the increasingly wealth of the English Premier league.

Bacca was the subject of similar rumours during the January transfer window, although nothing ever came of them. However, should Bacca depart the San Siro this summer, Milan are believing to be lining up Edin Dzeko and Leonardo Pavoletti as potential replacements. Bacca himself will surely have his intentions focused on this summer's Copa America, where he is set to represent Colombia once again.