Chelsea eyeing surprise move for highly-rated AC Milan forward

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London club could make a winter move for Milan centre-forward Krzysztof Piatek if their transfer ban is overturned. Poland international joined the Rossoneri in winter, arriving in a €35m deal from fellow Italian club Genoa, where he had an explosive first half of last campaign.

He has added nine goals since his arrival at Rossoneri, notching 22 league goals in total last campaign across both clubs, although he has suffered somewhat of a drought since. Indeed, Krzysztof has netted only once goal in his last nine competitive appearances for the Italian club.

Rossoneri manager Marco Giampaolo is considering changing his system slightly to help Piatek get out of his slump. However, Blues could make a move for the 24-year-old striker as they need a new centre-forward. Olivier Giroud linked with MLS clubs, and his replacement is necessary.

Chelsea coach Frank Lampard is seeking a quality alternative to Tammy Abraham, considering the mixed fortunes of Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi at London club. However, any potential move will depend on whether Chelsea can lift their transfer ban, which is in place until next summer due to breaches in the transfer of youth footballers.

The Polish striker is a regular member of the national team line-up which is already a big success for the footballer. He has contracted with the Serie A giants until 2023, and his release clause is around €40m. Chelsea had an excellent season as they won the Europa League and finished the Premier League in a third position.