Inter Milan are still lurking in the shadows while Napoli and Piotr Zielinski prepare for a crucial round of negotiations.
The 29-year-old has been a mainstay at the Southern Italian club since 2016. However, his current deal will expire at the end of the season while renewal negotiations have been futile thus far.
According to FcInterNews, the Partenopei are offering the Pole a three-contract worth 3 million euros per season as net wages.
This would be a significant pay cut since the midfielder currently pockets four million per year.
On the other hand, Inter are willing to match his current salary while also offering him a three-year contract.
So from a financial perspective, Zielinski oughts to accept the Nerazzurri proposal.
Nevertheless, the player remains attached to the city and club of Napoli, as the source explains.
Therefore, he and his agent will once again try to find an agreement with club president Aurelio De Laurentiis.
As the report reveals, a meeting between Zielinski’s agent Bartolomej Bolek and Napoli has been scheduled toward the end of the year.
If the reigning Italian champions raise their offer to a figure closer to 4 million euros, Zielinski is likely to accept.
On the other hand, the player will reject the proposal if Napoli maintain the same figures or only offer marginal adjustments.
Inter Milan Will Be The Favorites To Sign Piotr Zielinski If He Leaves Napoli
In this case, Inter could become the favorites to land the player on a free transfer in June.
As the report tells it, Juventus are out of the race for Zielinski as they are pursuing other targets.
Moreover, interest from the Premier League remains tepid, while the Pole isn’t keen on joining the Saudi Pro League.
The 29-year-old has been plying his trade in Italy since joining Udinese in 2011. Therefore, he reportedly prefers to remain in Serie A.