AC Milan's new coach Vincenzo Montella is happy for the club to sell striker Carlos Bacca, who has been linked with West Ham United.

The Hammers were claimed to have put a bid in for the Colombia international earlier this summer, but it did not hit the Rossoneri's asking price, while the club were also unsure on selling the striker.

However, the situation has changed and according to Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport, Montella has made clear that given the style of play he wishes to impose at the San Siro, Bacca is not essential.

The Rossoneri are now ready to sell Bacca, but only if their asking price of €25m is met.

Bacca is currently on holiday, but he is expected to meet with AC Milan officials when he returns, along with his agent.


He has interest from West Ham, however Spanish giants Atletico Madrid are also eyeing taking him back to La Liga.

Bacca regularly scored goals in the Spanish top flight when at Sevilla, before he headed for Italy to sign for AC Milan.

The striker netted 20 goals in all competitions for the Rossoneri last season.