Reports are growing in Italy and England that Tottenham Hotspur will pay €35m for Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek, as Harry Kane is out until April.
The link had already been made with Piatek, who is also a target for West Ham United and Aston Villa with a rumoured €30m proposal.
However, Spurs became increasingly desperate to bring in a new centre-forward after this evening’s injury update on Kane.
A statement confirmed “Harry Kane will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring.
“The decision to undergo surgery is not expected to impact the timeframe that the England captain will be sidelined, with the expectation that he will return to training in April.”
According to Sky Sport Italia and Sportmediaset, as well as The Guardian, that means Tottenham are prepared to pay the full €35m asking price for Piatek.
It’s roughly the same figure Milan shelled out for the 24-year-old from Genoa in January.
The Poland international has four goals in 18 Serie A games this season, although two of those were penalties.
Milan already have a replacement, as Zlatan Ibrahimovic signed on as a free agent, effectively pushing Piatek to the bench.
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