Tottenham Hotspur want Krzysztof Piatek to replace Harry Kane, but Milan are refusing to release him on loan, demanding €30m.
The Poland international was only signed from Genoa a year ago for €35m and has dropped down the pecking order in the last couple of weeks.
This is because Zlatan Ibrahimovic arrived as a free agent and coach Stefano Pioli moved to a 4-4-2 system, so Rafael Leao or Ante Rebic are preferred strike partners.
According to Sky Sport Italia transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, Tottenham believe Piatek is the right man to stand in for Kane during his injury, but they are not prepared to pay €30m.
Spurs are asking for the centre-forward on loan for six months with option to buy, something Milan are not happy with.
However, Radio Rossonera suggest if it got to the final days of the transfer window and Piatek was still at San Siro, they could open up to a different solution.
It would still have to guarantee financial remuneration, so potentially even an 18-month loan with obligation to buy.
Roma are said to be interested too, as are Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United.
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