West Ham United will move to the Olympic Stadium next season and are hoping to build on a very solid season, in which they reached the preliminary rounds of the Europa League.
Manager Slaven Bilic is particulary searching for a top class striker and has been linked with the likes of Marseille’s Michy Batshuayi, Liverpool’s Christian Benteke, and Juventus’ Simone Zaza.
According to a report by The Daily Mail, the Hammers have identifyed a new summer transfer target and have launched a £16million bid to sign AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca.
The Colombian joined the Rossoneri in the summer of 2015 from FC Sevilla for £22.5 million and hit the net 18 times for a disappointing Milan team that finished seventh and lost the Coppa Italia final against Juventus, leaving them without European football next season.
That could mean the 29-year-old is open for a move away from the San Siro, with West Ham ready to swoop in for Bacca. However, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal have also been linked with a move for the Colombian.
Meanwhile, the Hammers have also launched a bid to bring in Juventus playmaker Roberto Pereyra, according to a report by Tuttosport (via The Sun).
West Ham are trying to beat Stoke City and Sunderland with a £12 million offer, but Juventus are said to holding out for at least £15 million for the 25-year-old Argentine, who made just 16 appearances this season due to injuries.
Stoke and Sunderland have also been linked with Borussia Dortmund’s Neven Subotic, as the defender looks set for a move abroad after an injury-plagued season in the Bundesliga.