?Chelsea are monitoring developments with AC Milan striker Krzysztof Pi?tek’s future as part of their search for a new striker.
Manager Frank Lampard appears to have little faith in current backup forward Michy Batshuayi, and with Olivier Giroud expected to leave, the Blues are eager to bring someone in to compete with Tammy Abraham.
As noted by ?The Telegraph, the club have not given up hope of striking a deal for Paris Saint-Germain striker ?Edinson Cavani, but they are aware that things are not looking good as the Uruguayan has his heart set on ?Atlético Madrid instead.
As a result, they are keeping an eye on Pi?tek, who has been heavily linked with a move to cross-town rivals ?Tottenham Hotspur this month.
?Milan are ready to sell the Poland international for £30m, but Spurs are yet to accept those demands and have instead pushed for a loan deal, and that delay has given ?Chelsea a chance to track what is going on.
However, there is no mention of whether Chelsea are actually prepared to lodge a bid for the 24-year-old, wit the Blues actually considering all their options before making any moves.
?The Mirror adds that West Ham were also keen on Piatek, but the Pole is holding out for a ‘bigger club’.
Another man who has been linked with the club is ?Real Madrid forward Luka Jovi?, but The Telegraph state that Chelsea are not currently pursuing a move for the Serb, although they are aware that he could be available as a last resort if they cannot find anything better.
Fans have been split on this preference for Pi?tek over Jovi?. Both strikers were seen as two of the most exciting young talents around last season, but neither has been able to replicate that form this season.
Pi?tek has managed just five goals in 19 appearances for Milan, while Jovi? has netted just once in 20 outings.
That is likely why Lampard is pushing for a deal for Cavani, but fears over his high wages and desire to join Atlético has forced the boss to consider alternatives.
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