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Liverpool reignite interest in Serie A star with £57m release clause

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Piotr Zielinski

Liverpool are considering a move for Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski, according to Calciomercato (h/t Daily Star).

The Pole has been one of the most impressive performers for the Serie A side in recent years and has a couple of goals from eight league appearances this season.

The report adds that Jurgen Klopp is an admirer of the 24-year-old and tried to sign him in 2016. Zielinski was starring for Udinese then but decided to stay in Italy and moved to Napoli.

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis would ask for Zielinski’s entire release clause of £57m, according to the report, however, the club is trying to negotiate a new contract with the midfielder.

Piotr Zielinski

Piotr Zielinski

The new deal could push the Pole’s release cause to around £114m (h/t Daily Star) and would put the Reds out of the race to sign the 24-year-old.

The report claims that Juventus are also interested in the Napoli man. The Serie A giants have made it a habit of poaching players from rival clubs such as Gonzalo Higuain and Miralem Pjanic in recent seasons.

Liverpool did sign midfield reinforcements in the summer with Fabinho and Naby Keita joining. However, neither star has become a regular starter for the side as Klopp prefers a trio of Georginio Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson and James Milner.

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Zielinski would be a great acquisition for the club, but we will have to wait and see how this progresses in the coming weeks.

A massive Liverpool fan with a twisted sense of humour, guess that's what supporting the Reds does to you. Left behind the corporate world to set up The Kop Times

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