According to Il Mattino, Napoli are pushing to hand midfielder Piotr Zielinski a new contract, which would include a stunning €150million (£135million) release clause.
Zielinski, 24, made headlines this weekend by scoring the opening goal in Poland's 1-1 draw with Italy, further underlining just why he has been compared to Manchester City superstar Kevin De Bruyne.
The Polish star has become one of Serie A's top midfielders with Napoli, and notched four goals as well as two assists in Italy's top flight last season.
Now, Il Mattino report that, with Zielinski taking on a greater role under new Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti, a new contract could be in the pipeline for the former Udinese midfielder.
It's claimed that Napoli may slap a €150million (£135million) release clause in Zielinski's new contract, no doubt leaving Liverpool to rue a missed opportunity just two years ago.
As reported by The Mirror, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wanted to bring Zielinski to Anfield, but Liverpool only went as far as £11.5million, with Napoli beating them with a £13million offer.
Now, with Napoli pushing for this new contract, it may cost around ten times that amount to sign Zielinski, and even if that value is just to protect Napoli, the midfielder has certainly earned being valued highly by the Italian side, and would certainly have been a bargain for Liverpool.
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