Bacca cools West Ham speculation

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Carlos Bacca has given further indication that his move to West Ham will not happen, saying that he will join his AC Milan teammates on their pre-season tour.

The two clubs have agreed a fee for transfer of the Columbian, but the player himself is yet to make a decision on whether he will swap Milan for London.

“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.” West Ham owner Jack Sullivan tweeted on Wednesday night.

A direct answer from the player has not yet been forthcoming but in an interview with reporters on he gave a very strong indication he would remain in Italy.

“I’m leaving for the US tour with the team tomorrow,” Bacca told reporters at Malpensa airport.

“I’m thinking about Milan and making myself available for the coaching staff,” he continued. “I don’t feel any pressure. I have a four-year contract with Milan and I’m happy here.

“I’m very calm and I always want to do my best as we saw last season, so I’ll give my all.”

On Wednesday, the 29-year-old mentioned the lack of Champions League football as his reason for wanting to leave the San Siro. In this interview, however, he indicated that this is no longer the case.

“There will come a time to play [in Europe], first I have to talk to the club and then we’ll see what happens,” he added.