Krzysztof Piatek to Tottenham: £8.4m loan offer, Chelsea identify striker as Cavani alternative

Tottenham are keen to add another forward to their ranks before the end of the transfer window, but time is starting to run out.

An injury to top striker Harry Kane, which will see him out of action until at least April has upped the need for reinforcements in Jose Mourinho’s forward line.

One name that Spurs have been linked to is Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek, who currently plays for Italian side AC Milan.

Other clubs such as Newcastle united, Aston Villa and Chelsea have also been linked with the forward.

So, what is the latest on Piatek’s future?

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Who is he?

Piatek is currently on the books of AC Milan but has struggled in 2019/20 having scored just four goals in 18 outings for Stefano Pioli’s outfit.

(Image: Photo by Paolo Rattini/Getty Images)

He enjoyed an excellent season in 2018/19, though, netting 13 goals in 20 games to kick off the campaign and saw him make the move to Milan where he scored nine times in the final 18 matches of the season.

Before that, the 2017/18 season was fruitful for Piatek at his former club Cracvoia as he scored 21 times in 38 appearances to earn a move to Genoa for €4 million.

The frontman became the first player since Gabriel Batistuta to score in each of his first seven games in Serie A when he netted in a 3-1 defeat to Parma in October 2018.

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How has he done this season?

Not as well as hoped, it seems. Four goals in 18 appearances this season represents one of Piatek’s leanest spells in front of goal and with the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to the club on a free transfer, he has been pushed down the striking pecking order.

Piatek has reportedly held talks with AC Milan chiefs and he is aware there is interest in him from elsewhere.

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