The agent of AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca is due to meet West Ham United officials on Tuesday.

West Ham are keen on signing the Colombia international, who is also attracting interest from La Liga giants Atletico Madrid, and are claimed to have agreed a fee with the Rossoneri for the striker.

It had been unclear whether AC Milan would allow Bacca to leave, but new Rossoneri coach Vincenzo Montella has told the club hierarchy he can do without the former Sevilla man.

According to Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport, Bacca's agent is now due to hold talks with West Ham on Tuesday.

West Ham are thought to have prepared a four-year contract worth €3.5m per year for Bacca, if he is willing to move to London.


The Hammers have been on the lookout for a top class striker for much of the summer and Bacca appears to now be their primary target.

He scored 20 goals in all competitions for AC Milan last season.

West Ham's pursuit of the Colombian could however still be complicated by Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid, who are also keen on a player who has significant experience of La Liga.