Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is plotting a swoop for Napoli midfielder Piotr Zieliński ahead of the upcoming transfer market scheduled to begin as from the 1st of January.
Piotr Zieliński, 24, came close to joining the Reds in the summer of 2016 before he opted to join Italian Serie A giants Napoli.
The Polish international midfielder elected to stay in the Italian top flight having already played for Udinese.
Piotr Zieliński was part of the Poland team that failed to perform well at this summer’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.
The Polish national team was one of the eight seeded teams in the group stage of the tournament but they failed to live up to their billing at the end of the first round.
Poland finished bottom of Group F behind Senegal, Japan and Colombia.
Italian news outlet calciomercato revealed the latest interest of Klopp in Piotr Zelinski amidst the uncertainty over his long-term future at Napoli.
He has been offered a new contract to extend the current one that does not expire until the end of the 2020/21 season but the player is reluctant to sign it.
Zelinski is not ready to sign due to the release clause inserted by Napoli president Aurelio DeLaurentiis.
Napoli want his new contract to include the release clause of between €65m (£58m) and €100m (£89m).