Midfielder Piotr Zielinski has decided to leave Napoli and join Inter Milan next summer.
Today’s print edition of Naples-based newspaper Il Mattino, via FCInterNews, anticipate that the 29-year-old Polish international has already made up his mind that he wants to join the Nerazzurri on a free transfer.
By now, the links between Zielinski and Inter are far from a secret.
The Polish international is out of contract with Napoli at the end of the current season. His deal expires at the end of next June.
And there has been no sign of an agreement on an extension with the Partenopei.
Napoli have tried to convince Zielinski to sign a new deal.
There have been talks with the 29-year-old former Empoli and Udinese midfielder.
But there hasn’t been very much progress towards a new deal.
And in the meantime, other clubs have become very aware of Zielinski’s contract situation.
The likes of Juventus and West Ham United reportedly consider the Pole a target. But it is Inter who have most strongly registered interest in Zielinski’s signature.
The Nerazzurri’s propensity to target free transfer signings is a major pillar of their transfer strategy under the guidance of Beppe Marotta.
And a player of Zielinski’s quality and Serie A experience in his prime would certainly represent a major coup in this respect.
Piotr Zielinski Has Chosen To Leave Napoli & Join Inter
The questions surrounding Zielinski’s future have become something impossible to ignore.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis openly addressed the situation. He gave a scathing sarcastic response regarding Zielinski’s decisions.
And behind the scenes, Il Mattino are confident of what Zielinski has decided.
The Naples-based newspaper report that the Pole now has little interest in signing a contract extension with Napoli.
ZIelinski had decided to stay at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona during the summer.
The 29-year-old won the Serie A title last season. And he rejected a big money offer from Saudi Arabian club Al-Ahli.
But now, ZIelinski has decided to try a new adventure next summer, Il Mattino reports.
The Pole has set his mind on Inter.
But the midfielder prefers to see out the season at Napoli, unless the Partenopei insist on a January sale.