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Sky Italy: Hertha Berlin make late €27m bid for Piatek

Hertha Berlin are thirteenth in the Bundesliga table at present.

AC Milan v Torino - Coppa Italia: Quarter Final Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images

Want some late Tottenham Hotspur transfer drama? Of course you do. There’s a new report coming from Sky Italy that states that there’s a new player in the race to sign AC Milan striker Krzysztoff Piatek — Hertha Berlin, who are pushing to sign him permanently for a €27m transfer fee.

So yes, it’s Sky Italy and we should definitely be super cautious about believing anything that Sky Italy “capisce”. The Hertha Berlin rumor is interesting for a couple of reasons — first, they’re currently 13th in the Bundesliga table and that really isn’t be a club that should be competing with Tottenham for players.

But second, Hertha is currently managed by none other than Jurgen Klinsmann, and can you imagine Spurs getting gazumped for a striker by Klinsi? Damn.

To be honest, I’m super skeptical that there’s anything in this. What we’ve heard thus far is that Tottenham and Milan are still working out details — Spurs want a loan for Piatek, Milan wants either a full sale or a loan with an obligation to purchase. It wouldn’t surprise me if this is just Milan putting pressure on Daniel Levy to stop farting around and come to an agreement, and that €27m is the price it would take to get things going again.

Spurs also apparently are working on Olivier Giroud either as a primary target or a backup target, so there are a lot of moving parts here. We’re just going to have to wait for more info to find out if this actually has teeth or if it’s a negotiation ploy. Wheeeee transfer window!

Update (11:30 a.m. ET): Welp! I’m wrong, this is a thing. On to new targets?