Chelsea could beat Tottenham Hotspur to AC Milan’s Krzysztof Piatek, according to the latest reports from Italy and England
Franck Lampard needs a new striker to bolster his fragile attack, and the Rossoneri outcast could end up filling the role, as reported by the Daily Express.
Chelsea’s top-scorer Tammy Abraham has picked up an ankle injury, but it is still unclear how long he will be sidelined.
Although Michy Batshuayi can jump in, his future at Stamford Bridge still hangs in the air, while Olivier Giroud seems destined to join Inter Milan this winter.
Therefore, Lampard has to sign a new frontman to keep the Blues’ hopes of securing a top-four finish in the Premier League alive.
Sources in Italy are claiming that Chelsea have made €27m bid for Milan forward Krzysztof Piatek. pic.twitter.com/dAKl1UkwLZ— Vince™ (@Blue_Footy) January 26, 2020
The out-of-favor Piatek has now emerged as the likeliest candidate to replace Abraham, with Milan holding out for £27million, which is the sum they spent to take him away from Genoa last year.
However, Spurs are also interested in the 24-year-old Pole, as Jose Mourinho looks for a prolific striker to fill a massive gap left by Harry Kane’s injury.
The Englishman is likely to spend the remainder of the season on the sidelines after sustaining a hamstring injury, which leaves the Portuguese manager short of strikers.