Inter Milan CEO Beppe Marotta is not giving too much away regarding transfer links to Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski.
The Nerazzurri spoke to Italian broadcaster DAZN ahead of this evening’s Serie A clash with the Partenopei, via FCInterNews.
Zielinski has been a player at the centre of some transfer rumours in recent weeks.
The reason for this is the fact that the Pole’s contract with Napoli runs out at the end of next June.
There has not yet been an agreement between Zielinski and his current club on an extension.
And the 29-year-old former Empoli and Udinese midfielder would certainly represent a major coup on a free transfer.
Inter have been one of the main clubs linked as a possible destination for Zielinski should he not extend his deal with Napoli.
And this would certainly be in keeping with the Nerazzurri’s propensity for free transfers in recent seasons.
Marotta has been the architect of this strategy. And the financial issues that Inter have faced in recent years have made this a very useful strategy indeed.
But there is still a long way to go if Inter want to sign Zielinski.
For starters, the Pole could certainly still sign a new deal with Napoli.
Inter CEO Marotta: Hope For Napoli Piotr Zielinski Extends Deal
“I only know that his current deal runs out at the end of the season,” the Inter CEO said of Zielinski.
“But I know that Napoli are always careful with contract situations,” he continued. “So we haven’t been questioned about him.”
“In terms of keeping tabs on the market, our sporting department is always on the lookout for players whose deals are expiring,” Marotta explained.
“But at the moment it would still be far too early to move right away.”
“He’s certainly a talented player,” the Inter CEO said of Zielinski.
“But I also hope for Napoli’s sake that they can reach an agreement.”