Udinese president Giampaolo Pozzo has dealt Liverpool a further blow in their hopes to land Piotr Zielinski by claiming AC Milan have joined the race for his signature.
Poland midfielder Zielinski has impressed during a two-year loan stint with Empoli and has emerged as one of Jurgen Klopp’s top targets this summer. He has been tracked by the Reds since January with the player revealing he had been in contact with the German over a potential switch to the Premier League.
But while Udinese have accepted a £11.75million bid for the player from Napoli, reports recently claimed they have rejected the same offer from Liverpool in an attempt to get the Reds to give them more money.
And with Liverpool refusing to be held to ransom by Udinese, Pozzo has now claimed AC Milan have entered the race for the player.
“Zielinski has attracted the interest of many clubs, including AC Milan,” said Pozzo.
“I can say no more. We had an agreement with Napoli but they failed to find an agreement with the player.
“We have to see how things will develop in the future. What’s for sure is that each party must be satisfied before closing the deal.”