On January 16th, journalist Alfredo Pedulla reported that West Ham United had submitted a €35m bid for Krzysztof Piatek of Genoa.
It was also mentioned the Hammers proposal was rejected as the Serie A outfit are demanding €40m plus bonuses.
The same day, Tutto Mercato Web also mentioned the bid from the Premier League outfit, while they insisted AC Milan are keen on signing the Poland international.
Alfredo Pedulla has a new update as he reports that Manuel Pellegrini’s side have raised the offer and have met the Serie A outfit’s asking price for the striker, which is €40m and this does not include bonuses.
Genoa chairman Enrico Preziosi is not ready to give the green signal for the 23-year-old’s transfer to the Premier League because he has given ‘precedence’ to the Rossoneri and has already held several talks with Milan chief Leonardo.
In addition to this, Piatek wants to make a jump to a big club, while he also wants to continue in Italy. It’s claimed that whatever promises West Ham made to the player, Gennaro Gattuso’s side are ready to match it.
Even after West Ham met Genoa’s demands, it is disappointing for them that they are likely to suffered a defeat in the race for Piatek at the hands of Milan.