Remember when Piotr Zielinski came oh so close to signing for Liverpool only to end up at Napoli? Well, Jürgen Klopp hasn’t given up on the Poland international.
This is what Calciomercato are claiming on Wednesday, claiming the German manager is still monitoring the young midfielder’s progress with the Serie A side, and remains ‘enthralled’ with what he has to offer.
While this isn’t directly linked, Napoli are aware of their star’s reputation, and that’s why they want to give him a new contract.
The website states the idea would be to extend his stay until 2022, all the while increasing the release clause attached to the deal, which is currently said to stand at €65m.
The new one would reach ‘at least €100m’, and would be able to keep most clubs at bay, unless they are determined enough to reach triple figures with their offer.
As Calciomercato say, Liverpool and other interested clubs making a move in January is ‘almost impossible’, but there’s a suggestion it could happen next summer.
This is a fairly straightforward story, since Jürgen Klopp’s admiration for the 24-year-old is hardly a secret, who is still on his first contract, the one he signed in 2016, and is probably due for a pay increase, starting the new season strongly with two goals in three games.
Turn all that into a juicy transfer story, et voila…