Krzysztof Piatek: Hertha Berlin edge closer to agreement with AC Milan
By Sky in Italy
Last Updated: 31/01/20 9:49pm
Hertha Berlin are edging closer to an agreement with AC Milan to sign Tottenham target Krzysztof Piatek, according to Sky Italy.
Piatek is expected to arrive in Berlin on Wednesday evening to discuss personal terms.
Representatives of the Bundesliga side have arrived in Italy and will meet Milan bosses to discuss a deal worth €27m (£22.8m) plus bonuses.
Meanwhile, Sky Germany are reporting that Piatek would be happy to move to Hertha Berlin and is close to agreeing personal terms with the club.
Spurs remain in talks with Milan but are yet to agree a deal for Piatek. They prefer an 18-month loan deal, as they look for a player to fill in for the injured Harry Kane.
Piatek's father Wladyslaw recently told Polish paper Sportowefakty that his son needed to get out and play games to ensure his place in Poland's squad for Euro 2020 - and that the Premier League was his most likely destination.
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. Apparently there will be major staff changes; leading players like Krzys, Suso, [Lucas] Paqueta and [Hakan] Calhanoglu are on the transfer list. The club wants money for them for new players.
"A lot of clubs ask about Krzys. There are loan offers, but Milan is not interested because they want to sell. I think everyone is waiting for next week. Then Krzys's future will be decided.
"Krzys wants to define himself, what he wants, what his plans are. He certainly does not agree with the role of the substitute. He wants to play to be in shape for Euro , so he must perform regularly. If he can't count on it in Milan, he would willingly change club.
"I think he is most interested in the English league. It seems to me that Krzys is already mentally focused on leaving. Of course, if nobody puts out the money, it may turn out that Krzys will not go anywhere, but for English teams €30m (£25.4m) is not a lot."