AC Milan Struggling to Offload Misfiring Striker Krzysztof Piatek

Milan are struggling to offload struggling striker Krzysztof Piatek in the January transfer window, following the return of Zlatan Ibrahimović to San Siro. 

Piatek joined the Rossoneri from Genoa in January last year having scored 19 goals in 21 appearances for the Grifone after a move from Cracovia in his homeland Poland.

However since his €35m move to Milan, the 24-year-old has struggled to rediscover his goalscoring form and has scored just four times in 1,189 minutes of Serie A action so far this season. 

Krzysztof Piatek

These uninspiring performances have led to the Pole being transfer listed by the Serie A giants, although according to Italian publication ​Calcio Mercato, Milan are so far struggling to attract any concrete interest in the striker. 

​Aston Villa initially enquired about Piatek following the season-ending knee injury to Wesley, but have since cooled their interest and signed Mbwana Samatta from Belgian side Genk in a £10m deal. 

​Tottenham Hotspur were also linked with the services of Piatek following a severe hamstring injury to Harry Kane, although the Lilywhites would rather sign a replacement on loan as opposed to a permanent transfer. 

Jose Mourinho,Harry Kane

​West Ham and ​Newcastle also expressed interest in Piatek, however both clubs have seemingly been put off by the €30m price tag that ​Milan have placed on the striker as they look to recoup what they spent 12 months ago.

Despite clubs baulking at the hefty fee Milamn are quoting for a player who has not scored in ​Serie A since mid-December, the Rossoneri are refusing to budge on their valuation as they look to avoid a loss on the player they signed just a year ago. 

Additionally, Milan are believed to only be willing to sell the striker on a permanent basis as opposed to a loan deal, which has further complicated any negotiations with interested clubs. 

With a lack of concrete interest in the striker and with Milan scoring just 21 goals in 20 league games so far this season, Piatek may well remain at the San Siro for the foreseeable future. 

Source : 90min