Tottenham in race for €35m forward, as Villa interest is rubbished

Tottenham are firmly in the race to land AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek after links to Aston Villa were rubbished.

Piatek looks likely to move on from the Serie A strugglers this month after just 12 months in Italy.

A number of sources have linked the Poland international with a January move, and La Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Tuesday that Aston Villa had placed a €28million bid for the player.

Respected Telegraph correspondent John Percy though has denied Villa’s interest in the forward.

However, West Ham are also interested in the attacker and SportMediaset say the Hammers have offered a loan deal with obligation to buy set at €30m.

Tottenham though can offer Champions League football to Piatek and The Guardian claims Spurs will sign a striker this month after learning of the extent of Harry Kane’s injury, and Piatek is a target.

The report claims Milan will sell the 24-year-old if they can recoup the €35m they paid to sign him from Genoa in January 2019, while Newcastle are also believed to be in the race to sign the player.



New Milan boss Stefano Pioli has no faith in Piatek and Sportmediaset via Sport Witness report that Milan are looking to sell the forward this month.

The Guardian adds that Piatek is “not agitating to leave Milan” and may see if he can fit into a two-striker system with Ibrahimovic, but Pioli is not as keen.