Liverpool have launched a £9.5million bid for Piotr Zielinski and are hopeful that the magnetic pull of Jurgen Klopp will be enough to convince the Polish international midfielder to come to Anfield.
The Udinese man has been a long-time Reds target and having firmed up their interest with a 12 million Euros concrete offer over the weekend with Klopp believed to have spoken to the player personally over the telephone to reassure him that he would be a major part of his future plans.
Zielinski has spent the past two seasons out on loan at Empoli and the Guardian report that Napoli are keen to keep him in Serie A having made an £8.7million bid plus add-ons with their president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, saying: “Liverpool have made a bid for him and Zielinski wants to join them but we are trying to convince the player to join us, because we have an agreement with Udinese.”
However, the chances of a U-turn appear slim as the ECHO understands that Zielinski has turned down a switch to Naples and is not interested in a move there.
This, combined with the Reds willingness to meet the 22-year-old’s asking price appears to have put them in the box seat to seal a deal.
Only last month, Zielinski was pictured wearing a Liverpool shirt with his name on it and is believed to have set his heart on a move to Anfield.
The playmaker has 13 caps for Poland and could feature in their opening Euro 2016 game against Northern Ireland in Nice on Sunday evening.
Source: Liverpool Echo
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