Chelsea consider January move for AC Milan star Krzysztof Piatek
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The Englishmen are reportedly interested in the former Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek.

Frank Lampard’s side Chelsea hope to be in the clear in January, as the West London blues plot the signing of AC Milan forward Krzysztof Piatek come winter. Chelsea were banned from signing players for two transfer windows, including this January. However, the blues are confident the ban would be lifted, as they ready a bid for Piatek.

The 24-year-old enjoyed a sensational first year in Italy last season, scoring 19 goals in 21 games for Genoa before joining Milan in January and bagging a further 11 goals in 21 outings. Things have dried up for him so far this season as he hass managed just three goals in eight games, while his place in the starting line-up has been under threat under both ex-coach Marco Giampaolo and current boss Stefano Pioli.

However, he did bag his first goal in open play of the season last time out, and he’ll hope that sparks some good form to get him back to his prolific ways having found the back of the net 83 times in 206 games at club level.

While Calciomercato note that Chelsea are said to be interested in the Polish international, they add that it will take a bid of at least €35 million to prise Piatek away from Italy.

There has been a notable decline in the 24-year-old gun slinger, whose resume boasted of a better goal ratio prior to his move to AC Milan. However, it’s obvious there is talent, and Frank Lampard wants that at the Stamford bridge if the ban is eventually lifted by winter.

Nevertheless, with only Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud available to play up top as out-and-out strikers, Frank Lampard surely does need more in that department moving forward to compete at the highest level on multiple fronts, and Piatek would potentially give him a clinical presence in the final third.



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