Chelsea and West Ham United have opened talks to finalise the transfer of striker Loic Remy from Stamford Bridge to the London Stadium.
The Frenchman has struggled to secure regular first-team football at the Bridge last season and is determined to leave the club before the end of the summer transfer window.
Boss Slaven Bilic confirmed at the start of the week that he is in contact with a number of strikers who would like to make a move to West Ham United.
"I think Bacca is impossible," Bilic said.
"He scored a hat-trick. Also I was the one who called it off three weeks ago in Austria. I wanted him, of course, but I don't want to have to drag players to West Ham.
"We are not Real Madrid or Manchester United but we are a good club and a proud club with players who are proud to play for us.
"Lots of players want to come to West Ham, believe me. They are calling me every day. So I was the one who said there was no point continuing with Bacca. We are not going to beg anyone to play for us.
"I wasn't angry at him. He is at a great club on great money and he wants to stay on that level. And of course we are not at that level.
"We want to be in a few years but we are not there yet. I keep saying that just having a stadium, ambition and money that match those clubs, does not make you one of them."