AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek is reportedly wanted by Newcastle United.

According to The Sun, Newcastle United are in talks with AC Milan about a deal to sign striker Krzysztof Piatek on loan.

It’s suggested that Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s move to the San Siro is giving Newcastle hope of a deal, with Steve Bruce pushing for Piatek’s signing.

Newcastle do have cash to spend, but would like to take Piatek on loan with a view to a permanent move as they search for a spark up top.

Piatek, 24, hit the headlines last season with 13 goals in his first 19 games for Genoa, earning himself a big-money January move to Milan.

The Pole started well at the San Siro with nine goals in 18 games, but hasn’t enjoyed quite as much success this term, notching just four goals.

Milan may already be willing to move on from Piatek after signing Ibrahimovic, and Newcastle are now keen to bring him in on loan with a potential permanent move in the future.

That would be quite the coup for Newcastle, who may already be seeking another striker after seeing summer signing Joelinton struggle in front of goal.

A penalty box poacher who clearly has goals in him, Piatek could give Newcastle a spark – but with Tottenham Hotspur keen after Harry Kane’s injury (Calciomercato), the Magpies may face a battle with Jose Mourinho for the striker’s signature.

A move to Spurs may seem more appealing given their Champions League status, but Newcastle may offer better long-term playing opportunities, and Bruce will be hoping that he can tempt the striker to St James’ Park this month.

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