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  • Krzysztof Piatek to Tottenham latest: Jose Mourinho delivers update, £23.8m bid, terms 'agreed'
  • Krzysztof Piatek to Tottenham latest: Jose Mourinho delivers update, £23.8m bid, terms 'agreed'
    Tottenham Hotspur are locked in discussions over a January move for AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek, as Spurs look for a replacement for the injured Harry Kane
    Tottenham have been heavily linked with a move for AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek in the current transfer window.
    With top scorer Harry Kane ruled out until April with a hamstring injury, Spurs are looking for a top quality forward who can lead the line in the England captain's absence.
    One name that has been linked is Piatek, with the Milan striker also reportedly interesting a host of other Premier League sides.
    Aston Villa are also reportedly keen as they look for a replacement for Belgian striker Wesley, who is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.
    Newcastle too are supposedly interested as they fail to fire in front goal, despite spending £40 million on Joelinton in the summer.
    London rivals West Ham have also been linked, with Albian Ajeti not living up to expectations following his £8 million summer move from Basel.
    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.

    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.

    Piatek on Arsenal

    Tottenham fans may be concerned with comments previously made by Krzysztof Piatek about his boyhood club, amid rumours of a swoop in the January transfer window.
    Interest from Premier League sides was quickly mentioned, with Spurs joining the pursuit, but Piatek has previously admitted that he was a boyhood Arsenal fan.
    When I was a child I was an Arsenal fan. I loved the style of Wenger and I admired players like Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp,” he told Italian newspaper Tuttosport in March 2019.

    Spurs 'agree' fee for Piatek 

    According to latest reports from The Sun, Tottenham have agreed a £23.8 million deal to sign AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek.
    The Polish striker is reportedly set to sign a three-and-a-half-year contract and will complete a medical in the next 48 hours.
    The report claims Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is desperate to sign a new forward in the wake of Harry Kane's injury, had already planned to hold talks with Milan over Piatek.
    As well as the initial fee, Spurs will reportedly pay a further £4.2 million in add-ons.

    Piatek talks ongoing

    However, Sky state that while the two clubs are discussing a possible deal, the talks are not at an advanced stage and no formal offers have been made - it is also unsure whether the deal would be temporary or permanent.

    Mourinho update

    Speaking ahead of Tottenham's clash against Liverpool, Jose Mourinho admitted it would take several transfer windows to reshape his squad.
    “We are a different club, we have to do it in a different way," he said.
    “Time compensates transfer windows. Amazing transfer windows, you need less time.
    "Balanced transfer windows, you need more time and this is the profile so for me it’s about time and time to work, so more transfer windows because we are not going ever to be the transfer window king.”
    Mourinho also refused to talk about rumours of Piatek's possible arrivals.
    “I don’t speak about rumours,” he said.
    “I don’t speak about players from other clubs.
    “Imagine if I speak about Piatek, is he happy that I speak about him?
    “Is AC Milan happy that I speak about him? I don’t speak about players from other clubs, I’m sorry.”

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