Spurs boss Jose Mourinho refused to be drawn when asked whether he wants to sign AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek this month.
It was reported last week by the reliable Anto Vitiello reported last week that Spurs have concrete interest in Piatek, with Aston Villa, West Ham and Bayer Leverkusen ready to provide competition for the €30m-rated forward.
The Poland international is apparently open to the idea of an exit having lost his spot in the starting XI for the time being. Rafael Leao and Zlatan Ibrahimovic both started up front in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Cagliari and both got on the scoresheet, meaning Piatek’s spell on the bench is likely to continue.
Nicolo Schira of La Gazzetta dello Sport suggested Spurs have upped the stakes in their pursuit of the ex-Genoa hitman, claiming they have called on the help of intermediary Frank Trimboli to help them open talks.
When asked in his press conference on Monday whether the north London club are interested in Piatek, Mourinho refused to be drawn.
“I don’t speak about rumours,” he said (via Football London).
“I don’t speak about players from other clubs. Imagine if I speak about Piatek, is he happy that I speak about him?
“Is AC Milan happy that I speak about him? I don’t speak about players from other clubs, I’m sorry.”