Journalist claims Milan have identified replacement for €30m Newcastle, West Ham target

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan will look towards SPAL striker Andrea Petagna if they let Krzysztof Piatek depart in the January window, according to one journalist.

SportMediaset claimed earlier on Tuesday that Piatek has agreed to leave this month with two English clubs the frontrunners to land him: namely West Ham and Aston Villa.

Having paid €35million a year ago Milan cannot sell the Pole for less than €30m, the report states, while are reporting that Bayer Leverkusen, Newcastle, Aston Villa and Fiorentina are all keen on the 24-year-old.

According to what Carlo Pellegatti reports on his YouTube channel, if the Rossoneri were to let Piatek leave then they would look to bring in Petagna as the new back-up to Ibrahimovic. 

He claimed that a physical alternative to Ibra would be needed, and Petagna would be an ideal candidate to fill that role as he is similar to the 38-year-old in terms of characteristics.

Petagna left Milan in 2016 having been at the club for over six years but has since hit form for SPAL, scoring 22 goals since the start of the 2018-19 season. Fiorentina have also been linked.

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