Journalist claims West Ham want to hijack Aston Villa’s €30m move for Milan striker

By Oliver Fisher -

West Ham United are considering hijack Premier League rivals Aston Villa in their move for AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek, it is claimed.

Villa have been heavily linked with a move for the Pole over the last 48 hours, and La Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira reported on Tuesday night that they have placed a €28million bid to try and sign Piatek.

He also added that they have offered the ex-Genoa star a four-and-a-half year deal (until 2024) for €3m-a-year, therefore a total potential salary of €13.5m. Gianluca Di Marzio meanwhile reported that the bid is closer to €30m.

However, according to Radio Rossonera journalist Pietro Balzano Prota, Villa are not the only English side interested in the idea of signing Piatek.

The striker – who has netted just once from open play so far this season – is attracting the attention of West Ham United, who are ‘seriously considering’ making an offer of their own to help fix their goalscoring problems.

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