€65m man discussing new contract, as he denies Klopp talks

Date published: Tuesday 19th February 2019 12:19

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Piotr Zielinksi says he has never spoken to Jurgen Klopp about a transfer to Liverpool.

The Poland midfielder has been repeatedly linked with a move to Anfield with the Reds reportedly failing with a move to sign the 24-year-old in the summer of 2017.

His agent was also spotted at Anfield in 2016, something Zielinski has always denied he knew the reason for, while again last summer the Napoli man was again linked with a move to Liverpool. And more recently the uncertainty surrounding his future led to speculation that a move to the Premier League was an option.

However, Zielinksi, who has a €65million release clause, has claimed he is talking over a new contract with the Serie A club and says he never spoke to Klopp.

Asked by Polish media about his future, Zielinski said: “My agents are working on having my deal with Napoli extended.

“However, I’m only focused on what happens on the ground. There actually was a time during which I was thinking about my future a lot, and that did reflect on my performance.

“I’m on a two-year long deal, and I like to win something important for this club, helping write its history. Especially for our supporters, who are special ones.

“Klopp willing to bring me to Liverpool? I never talked to him, I’ve just got nothing to say about it. As I was saying, I’m happy here in Naples, working under someone as Ancelotti, who’s teaching me a lot. We’ll see what’s going to happen.”

Chelsea also tried to sign the player over the summer, but Maurizio Sarri was unable to complete any other moves for Napoli players after signing midfielder Jorginho.

Arsenal have also been linked with the player, while AS have recently claimed that Tottenham have lined up Zielinski as a replacement for Christian Eriksen should he leave.

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