Milan will reportedly meet with Genoa officials on Tuesday to wrap up a deal to sign Krzysztof Piatek, while a winger remains a priority for the club.
With Gonzalo Higuain expected to leave this month to secure a reunion with Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea, the Rossoneri have been working hard to find a replacement.
It’s clear that will now be Piatek, who has enjoyed an impressive start to life in Italy this season having scored 19 goals in just 21 games. After making a fast start and taking many by surprise, perhaps the most impressive aspect of his campaign thus far is the fact that he has overcome a goal drought to prove that it wasn’t merely just an immediate, yet short-lived, impact that he could provide.
Piatek transfer details
According to Calciomercato, a deal to sign him will be finalised on Tuesday and it’s suggested that we will pay €35m plus bonuses to sign the Polish international, while Alen Halilovic is being tipped to move in the opposite direction as part of the agreement.
Further, it’s also claimed that midfield misfit Andrea Bertolacci could also yet be included in the deal, with Milan arguably doing a great job of trimming the squad and cutting the wage bill while addressing their problem up front.
On top of that, the report adds details of Piatek’s contract, as it’s noted that the 23-year-old will sign a five-year deal worth just under €2m-a-season, representing a major drop from what Higuain was expected to earn if he joined on a permanent move this summer.
Winger still on the agenda
Meanwhile, MilanNews.it note that a winger also remains a priority this month, with Gennaro Gattuso certainly in need of one given his over-reliance on Suso and Samu Castillejo, while Hakan Calhanoglu continues to frustratingly be used out of position.
As per the report, there is a four-man shortlist being considered, consisting of Yannick Carrasco, Arnaut Groeneveld, Maliano Djenepo and Gelson Martins, with the preference surely to see one of the two more established names arrive to offer us an immediate impact.
Time will tell if there is another arrival after Piatek next week, but it would certainly strengthen our case to claim a top four finish.