Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is still keen on signing Poland international Piotr Zielinski.
That’s according to a report by Calcio Mercato, in which they claim that the Napoli star is still on the German’s radar as he plans his Summer transfer activity.
Klopp came close to bringing the midfielder to Anfield back in the Summer of 2016, but could not get a deal over the line and Zielinski instead left Udinese for domestic rivals Napoli.
He has been in impressive form for the Serie A club so far this season and that has seen Klopp continue to monitor his progress in Italy as he mulls over launching a bid at the end of the season.
Klopp is likely to lose Germany international midfielder Emre Can to Napoli’s rivals Juventus on a free transfer as his contract is set to expire in June, so a move for Zielinski would make sense.
Napoli are not likely to be keen on letting him go, however, so any move is likely to cost a reasonable chunk of Klopp’s transfer budget as he looks to push his team up to the next level.
His manager, Maurizio Sarri, recently described Zielinski as ‘the next Kevin De Bruyne’ and his desire to retain his services are shared by Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis.
So Liverpool will have to push hard to get a transfer deal completed.