Krzysztof Piatek joining AC Milan from Genoa, with Gonzalo Higuain set for Chelsea
Serie A rivals agree deal for Poland striker Piatek; Higuain set to join Chelsea on loan from Milan for rest of season
By Tommaso Fiore
Last Updated: 23/01/19 8:45am
AC Milan and Genoa have agreed a £31m deal for the transfer of Poland international striker Krzysztof Piatek, according to Sky in Italy.
Representatives from the two Serie A clubs met on Monday night and exchanged documents finalising the £31m (€35m) move.
The deal sees Genoa lower their original asking price of £36m (€40m), but Milan will have to pay the fee upfront and include add-ons should they reach a Champions League qualifying spot in Serie A.
Piatek, who will earn around £34,000-a-week (€2m per year), is expected to arrive in Milan on Tuesday night and undergo a medical on Wednesday morning.
The 24-year-old originally joined Genoa for £3.6m (€4m) from Polish side Cracovia in the summer, after netting an impressive 21 goals in 36 appearances in the Ekstraklasa season.
His stint in Italy has been just as successful, with 19 goals scored in 21 appearances for Genoa so far this season.
Piatek's arrival at the Serie A giants is likely going to trigger Milan outcast Gonzalo Higuain's move to Chelsea, as reported by Sky in Italy.
Milan and Chelsea have already agreed terms on a loan deal until June with an obligation to renew it for another 12 months upon certain conditions.
The deal will allow Higuain to reunite with former manager Maurizio Sarri, after a disappointing start to his Serie A season with only six goals to his name.
Chelsea take on Tottenham in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final on Thursday night, live on Sky Sports Football from 7pm.