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The Insider has the latest news on the search for a new striker

Reports in the media continue to link the Hammers with a move for AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca.

Joint-Chairman David Sullivan has made it clear that a top striker still remains a top priority and there have been a number of major targets linked with the east London Club.

Most of the stories this week have surrounded the future of Bacca who looks set to leave the San Siro and move abroad.

Some reports have suggested that the a decision could be finalised by the end of the week.

But my sources have confirmed to me that there is no deal with anybody just yet and negotiations will continue with our top targets.

I have been told that the Hammers have agreed a deal with two clubs, but it is proving harder than first thought to persuade the calibre of players who want Champions League football to join them.

The Club are continuing to get the best possible deals ahead of the new season and are happy with the transfer business they have already conducted this summer.

Havard Nordtveit, Sofiane Feghouli, Gokhan Tore and Ashley Fletcher have already been added to to the squad and the Club remain confident that more new signings will follow in the coming weeks.