Di Marzio: Milan reflecting as Aston Villa place €30m offer for Spurs-linked striker

By Oliver Fisher -

Aston Villa have raised the stakes once again in the race to sign AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek by placing a serious bid, it is claimed.

The Rossoneri forward has been repeatedly linked with an exit over the past few days, and MilanNews.it reported earlier today that the Rossoneri are open to the idea of selling him.

This is due to the fact he has scored just one goal from open play in the opening 18 Serie A games, plus the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic is tempting head coach Stefano Pioli to change systems.

Piatek joined a year ago from Genoa for €35m, and MilanNews added that could be in the Premier League, with Aston Villa, Spurs and West Ham all interested.

English outlet The Sun are claiming meanwhile that Spurs have the edge over Villa, Newcastle and Crystal Palace in the race to land the Poland international for one key reason.

However, a bid update has arrived from the reliable Gianluca Di Marzio, as he claims that Villa have firmed up their interest by making a €30m offer for Piatek.

He adds that it would be a permanent transfer, hinting that the deal wouldn’t be a loan with option or obligation to buy, something which may appeal to Milan. The journalist adds that the Diavolo are considering the offer.

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