Blow for Chelsea as €50m attacking target sets heart on Barcelona move

Date published: Wednesday 24th October 2018 1:04 - Samuel Bannister

Barcelona have emerged as favourites to sign in-demand Genoa attacker Krzysztof Piatek, according to reports in Spain.

Piatek has taken Serie A by storm this season, racking up nine goals in eight games. He also added four goals in a single Coppa Italia appearance, and despite his relative obscurity before this season, several top European sides are queuing up for his signature.

Chelsea and Juventus have been heavily linked with the 23-year-old, but Don Balon claim that Barcelona have the upper hand in the race for the striker. Piatek reportedly prefers a move to Barcelona, so much so that he is prepared to disregard all other offers.

Per the report, Barcelona are concerned that Luis Suarez does not have long left at the top, and Piatek has been identified as his successor. Having outscored the likes of Suarez, Harry Kane and Mauro Icardi this season so far, it’s clear to see why they are so keen on Piatek.

Genoa reportedly want at least €50m for Poland international Piatek, having rejected an approach from Napoli in recent weeks.


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