Liverpool have ended their interest in signing Piotr Zielinski after growing frustrated by Udinese’s stance over the midfielder, according to reports in the Italian press.
The Reds have been chasing Zielinski all summer and looked set to land the player after making an initial €12million bid for the Poland international.
However, with AC Milan and Napoli also believed to be keen on the player, the Gazetta dello Sport claims Udinese failed to respond to the Reds’ offer in the hope of squeezing more money out of the interested parties for the player.
And it’s that delay from Udinese that has frustrated Liverpool, with the club reportedly abandoning their interest in the player and also since signing Georginio Wijnaldum from Newcastle in a reported £25million deal.
Zielinski, who has been on loan at Empoli for the last two seasons, has now returned to training following Poland’s Euro 2016 campaign and his agent hinted last week that a move to Milan now looks most likely for his client.