West Ham positive on striker deals

West Ham have agreed a fee with AC Milan for striker Carlos Bacca, while Jonathan Calleri’s move should be completed next week.

West Ham: West Ham positive on striker dealsWest Ham: West Ham positive on striker deals

The Hammers made improving their frontline the number one priority in this transfer window but have so far been frustrated in their attempts to land a big-name striker, failing with bids for Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette and Michy Batshuayi, who opted for Chelsea over West Ham.

However, their pursuit of Colombia international Bacca has taken a turn in the right direction after Milan accepted their offer, with co-owner David Sullivan’s son Jack revealing on Twitter the 29-year-old will make a decision on the move in the next 48 hours.

Sullivan tweeted: “We have agreed a fee with AC Milan on Bacca and he has said, he will tell us in the next 48 hours if he is coming!!”

Meanwhile, Sullivan has revealed that a work permit issue is holding up West Ham’s purchase of Deportivo Maldonado’s Calleri, who has agreed to move to the Olympic Stadium rather than Inter Milan or Sevilla.

The Hammers do not appear concerned about the red tape preventing them from signing Calleri, Sullivan claiming the situation should be rectified “in a week”.

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