Medical scheduled: Huge development in West Ham & Spurs bid to sign striker - Sources
Hertha Berlin have won the race to sign Tottenham and West Ham target Krzysztof Piatek from AC Milan, Football Insider has learned.
Spurs have been in talks over a deal for the Polish centre-forward but were only willing to take him on loan, while the Hammers submitted a £30million loan-to-buy bid.
A German source has told Football Insider that the two clubs have lost out to Hertha Berlin, who have stolen in to agree to sign the player on a permanent deal.
The Bundesliga club, who are managed by former Tottenham legend Jurgen Klinsmann, have agreed a fee in the region of £22.8m with Milan.
Piatek has been given permission by the Serie A giants to travel to Germany for talks and undergo a medical ahead of a late-window transfer.
Milan are willing to offload Piatek following the recent arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to the San Siro.
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His imminent transfer will come as a major blow to his Premier League suitors.
Football Insider revealed yesterday the offer on the table from West Ham was an initial loan that would become permanent in the summer in a deal worth £30m in total.
Piatek has lost his place in the Italians’ starting XI for the last three Serie A matches after failing to hit the heights of his outstanding 2018-19 campaign.
He has scored five goals from 19 matches this term after netting a remarkable 30 goals from 42 matches last season across spells with Milan and Genoa.