According to reports, Carlos Bacca is set to turn down a move to London club West Ham United in the club’s latest transfer setback in their pursuit of a top striker this summer transfer window.
As reported by Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Italia on his website, Bacca does not intend to accept West Ham’s offer of a move to east London this summer.
The 29-year-old is reportedly holding out for a return to Sevilla or to Spanish capital club Atletico Madrid.
Losing out on the AC Milan forward would be a huge setback to the Hammers, after failing in their attempts to complete the signing of other prolific strikers, like Lacazette, Batshuayi, Carlos Tevez and Christian Benteke earlier this summer.
According to Football Insider on Monday, West Ham United were expecting to hold talks with Bacca’s representatives this week to discuss personal terms over a club-record transfer.
West Ham had tabled a four-year contract worth £67,000-a-week for Becca, according to the Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport.
Bacca joined AC Milan from Spanish club Sevilla last summer for a fee of around 22 million pounds after his release clause was triggered and his contract will run until 2019.