AC Milan have rejected a bid from Hertha Berlin for Chelsea and Tottenham target Krzysztof Piatek, according to Sky in Italy.
Milan want to sell Piatek permanently before the January transfer deadline but considered the Bundesliga side’s offer to be too low.
The German side were looking to capitalize on the indecision from Tottenham and Chelsea to land the Polish striker but saw their offer rejected straight away.
Spurs remain firmly in talks with Milan but are also stalling on agreeing a deal for Piatek. Tottenham don’t exactly need a “starting” striker and would prefer an 18-month loan deal, with the player standing in for the injured Harry Kane.
Just like Tottenham, Chelsea are also looking out for a loan deal which would include an option to buy at the end of the deal.
Piatek’s father recently stressed the importance of his son getting enough game time to be considered fit enough to make Poland’s EURO 2020 squad.
He said: “After the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, it was decided in advance that Krzys would be a substitute. He would have to suddenly explode with form to return to the team”
“At first everything was fine, but the team stopped playing after the release of coach Gennaro Gattuso. It is difficult to say what plan they have for Milan.
Milan are hoping to sell Piatek on a permanent deal this month but are struggling to find anyone willing to match their €30m valuation. As things stand, the Premier League is looking like his likely destination.