Newcastle United are one of the firm contenders to finish in the top four this season.

They are currently fifth in the table, trailing fourth placed Tottenham Hotspur by four points. The Magpies have two games in hand and winning those fixtures will see them move ahead of Spurs.

In the event Newcastle qualify for the Champions League next season, they could look at the likes of Napoli’s Piotr Zieliński to compete at this level.

That’s at least what journalist Gianluca Di Marzio suggests in his column for Przegląd Sportowy.

At the moment, the Serie A side haven’t found an agreement with the Poland international and his entourage over a new deal, with his current one ending in 2024. This has seen several ‘strong’ clubs contact Napoli and ask for information about the 28-year-old.

Newcastle are the only club to get a mention and Di Marzio doesn’t make it clear whether they have taken steps to sign the player or if he’s using Eddie Howe’s side as an example to explain Zieliński’s situation at Napoli.

Either way, with a renewal not in sight, the Naples club could decide to sell Zieliński in the summer if they were to receive a ‘good offer’.

Zieliński has contributed to 16 goals [seven goals and nine assists] in all competitions this season.