Chelsea are reportedly poised to make efforts to sign AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek before Tottenham.
Blues boss Frank Lampard is desperate to secure some attacking reinforcements to lighten the load on young striker Tammy Abraham.
But so far he has been unable land any of the targets linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window.
The likes of wantaway Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani have been mentioned but he is now looking likely to join Atletico Madrid.
And, according to The Independent , they will now turn their attentions to Poland international Piatek.
The 24-year-old has been linked with several clubs this month including Newcastle and Manchester United.
Another club mentioned are Tottenham as Jose Mourinho looks to brining in another forward to ease the loss of the injured Harry Kane.
Piatek had been in negotiations with Spurs but the north Londoners moved on to Real Sociedad’s Willian Jose after failing to agree an initial loan deal with Milan.
Chelsea could battle Tottenham for AC Milan star Krzysztof Piatek
And Chelsea could now try to steal a march on their rivals by swooping in for the hitman.
Although Piatek has managed only four goals in 18 outings for Stefano Pioli’s Milan side, he had an excellent campaign last season, with 19 goals for Genoa to earn his move to Milan where he scored 11 times during the second half of the campaign.
Chelsea are not thought to be pursuing Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic, although they are aware he may be available for loan if they run out of other options.
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