NEWS
Tuesday January 15 2019
Piatek 'very close' to Milan

Krzysztof Piatek is reportedly ‘very close’ to Milan as Leonardo is staying in Italy to close a deal with Genoa.

According to Sport Mediaset, Milan chiefs Paolo Scaroni, Ivan Gazidis and Paolo Maldini are representing the club in Saudi Arabia, where they will also discuss Gonzalo Higuain’s future.

The broadcaster explains Genoa owner Enrico Preziosi has been convinced by the Rossoneri’s offer of ‘a costly loan with an obligation to buy for around €40m’.

Furthermore, the only hold-up would be the wait for Real Madrid to make a ‘possible countermove’, with Los Blancos having reached out to the striker’s camp.

Failing that, Mediaset concludes the Pole’s proposed switch to San Siro will go through ‘once’ Higuain finalises his transfer to Chelsea.