Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur are firmly in the race to land AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek amid links with their rivals West Ham, a report claims.
A number of sources have linked the Poland international with a January move, and La Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Tuesday night that Aston Villa had placed a €28million bid to try and sign him.
John Percy of the Telegraph then denied Villa’s interest on Wednesday, while the latest from SportMediaset suggested that West Ham have offered a loan deal with obligation to buy set at €30m.
According to an update from The Guardian, Tottenham are looking to sign a striker this month after learning of the extent of Harry Kane’s injury, and they have earmarked Piatek as a potential target.
The English paper claims that Milan are prepared to sell the 24-year-old if they can recoup the £30m (€35m) they paid to sign him from Genoa in January.
However, a permanent deal at that price would not appear to suit Spurs, Newcastle and Aston Villa, who have also shown an interest.
They add that Piatek is ‘not agitating to leave Milan’ and may see if he can fit into a two-striker system with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but the temptation of starting for Spurs in the Champions League last 16 against RB Leipzig – which he would be almost certain to do – could be enough.