UCL giants to jump ahead of Chelsea in race for in-demand striker by lodging opening bid

Genova, 11/08/2018 Coppa Italia/Genoa-Lecce Krzysztof Piatek

Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund will look to act quickly in the hunt to sign Krzysztof Piatek from the Serie A outfit Genoa by submitting a €35 million offer for the striker, according to reports in the Italian media.

Football news Italian website Calciomercato.com reports that Bundesliga side are hoping to beat the likes of Chelsea, Barcelona and Liverpool to his signature.

Die Borussen are now believed to be leading to the race to land the player in the new year, with previous reports suggesting that Chelsea were at the front of the queue.

The Polish forward has emerged as one of the more in-demand stars in the build-up to the January window as a result of his breakthrough in Serie A this season.

Borussia Dortmund league rivals Bayern Munich are also believed to hold a keen interest and identify the striker as a long-term replacement to his compatriot Robert Lewandowski.

While Maurizio Sarri’s side are reportedly keen to strengthen in the final third, with Italian manager not content with either former Arsenal player Olivier Giroud or Spanish striker Alvaro Morata at this stage.