Piatek poised for AC Milan move, paving way for Higuain exit to Chelsea

MILAN (AFP) – Genoa’s Polish international striker Krzysztof Piatek is poised to complete a EUR35 million (USD40 million) move to AC Milan, allowing Argentine Gonzalo Higuain to join Chelsea, according to multiple reports in Italy on Tuesday.

The Serie A side have reportedly agreed a five-year deal with the 23-year-old who is set to earn EUR2 million a season plus performance-related bonuses.

Piatek – who has scored 19 goals in all competitions for Genoa in a stunning debut season in Italy – is expected in Milan for a medical, Gazzetta Dello Sport and Sky Sports Italia reported.

Piatek signed a four-year contract with Genoa last summer from Polish club Cracovia for a reported fee of EUR4 million.

He scored four goals – including a hat-trick in the opening 19 minutes – on his debut in a 4-0 Coppa Italia win over Lecce.

He has 13 goals in Serie A, one less than Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Once Piatek’s move is confirmed, Milan will reportedly allow 31-year-old Higuain to leave the club.