It seems like West Ham United and AC Milan are battling head to head to sign Krzysztof Piatek from Genoa, at least as far as the Italian media are concerned.

Earlier today, journalist Alfredo Pedulla had already claimed the Hammers made a bid of €35m to sign the striker.

The report said that the bid was knocked back, with Genoa demanding over €40m, and Milan looking strong in the race.

Now Tutto Mercato Web brings an update on the situation, claiming that West Ham made a bid of over €35m in the ‘past few hours’. Probably the same offer as reported by Pedulla.

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But they add that Milan are really keen on signing Piatek, and are studying a way to do it on Thursday without being caught by the FFP. That means they may have to land him on a loan with a buying option, and that would be of over €40m.

West Ham are ‘looming’ as Milan’s threat, as the Italian club plan their ‘assault’ for Thursday.

Genoa are said to be in no hurry to sell, as they know they have a ‘treasure’ on their hands. So if no one matches what they’re asking, they will wait and make an auction in the summer.