Sevilla have joined Spurs and Aston Villa in the race to land AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek in January, according to the latest reports.
The Poland international was given the nod to start up front alongside Ante Rebic against SPAL on Wednesday night amid rumours he could leave for Tottenham or Villa this month, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Rafael Leao rested.
Piatek got on the scoresheet with a composed finished, and even had a hand in Milan’s second goal setting up Samu Castillejo with a tidy pass on the counter-attack.
According to SportMediaset – as cited by the Daily Mail – Sevilla are now the ‘leading contenders’ to sign the 24-year-old in January, ahead of Spurs.
The report adds that the north London side have made an initial loan offer for Piatek which was refused out of hand by the Diavolo, who are holding out for the €35m fee they paid Genoa a year ago.
The ball now seems to be in Jose Mourinho’s court, with Spurs desperate to find cover for the injured Harry Kane having found themselves in a battle for the top four and with a Champions League last 16 tie against RB Leipzig on the horizon.