The Polish midfielder has been heavily linked with Liverpool.
- Poland's Piotr Zielinski and Ukraine's Taras Stepanenko in action
Liverpool could be about to be dealt a blow in the hunt for Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski, after comments from Udinese sporting director Nereo Bonato earlier today.
Football Italia quote Bonato as having this to say about Liverpool target to Radio Kiss Kiss earlier today:
“The lad told me he’d make a decision after the Euros, so we’ll have important news in the next few days.
Ukraine's Olexandr Kucher and Poland's Piotr Zielinski in action
“There’s an agreement with Napoli, we hope that the lad will be able to agree with the Neapolitans, it’s what we want too."
It certainly seems that Udinese are keen on the player to head to Napoli and not Liverpool, for whatever reason, and it seems a deal could be concluded at any time for the talented Pole.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp
The Guardian then reported that Liverpool had made a £9.5 million bid for his services earlier this month and were fighting off the interest from Napoli for his services.
But it was reported by Gianluca Di Marzio earlier this week that Zielinski had stalled on a Liverpool move and it now seems as though he might be on his way to Naples instead.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is trying to put his own stamp on the squad ahead of his first full season in charge of the club – and Zielinski seemed to be one of the players he wanted.
But the winger, who spent last season on loan at Empoli, appears to be slipping through Liverpool’s fingers.