Napoli will hold one last round of contract extension talks with midfielder Piotr Zielinski as Inter Milan lurk with a strong interest.

This according to Italian news outlet FCInterNews.

29-year-old Polish international Zielinski’s future has become the subject of heated speculation in the last couple months.

The Pole’s current contract with Napoli runs out at the end of next June.

Zielinski stayed at the Partenopei over the summer despite the fact that Saudi Pro League side Al-Ahli showed a strong interest in his signature.

The Saudi club offered Zielinski a massive contract worth €15 million net per season. But he decided to stay at Napoli.

However, the reigning Italian champions did not extend the midfielder’s contract in the summer.

And when Napoli began contract talks with Zielinski and his representatives with the current season already underway, things quickly stalled.

The 29-year-old wants a higher offer than what the Partenopei have so far put on the table.

Napoli have so far offered €3.5 million net per season. That is less than what Zielinski currently earns.

And the player has no intention of accepting that offer.

Napoli To Hold Last-Ditch Contract Talks As Inter Loom

Inter’s interest in Zielinski is now hardly a secret.

The Nerazzurri have taken notice of the former Empoli and Udinese midfielder’s contract situation.

There has already been contact between Inter, who believe that there is an opportunity for a major coup of a free transfer, and Zielinski’s representatives.

On the other hand, FCIN report, there has not yet been an agreement between Zielinski and Inter.

The Pole appreciates the interest, but hasn’t made a decision one way or the other yet.

But things should come to a head soon.

FCIN report that there will be a meeting between Zielinski’s representatives and Napoli after the team’s Serie A match against Monza on the 29th.

That will essentially be the “do-or-die” meeting. Napoli could present an improved offer and convince Zielinski to sign an extension – or the Pole could give a firm “no” and close the door to talks.

One way or another, Friday’s meeting will be the decisive one, FCIN reports.

And should Zielinski reject Napoli’s offer of a new contract for good, then Inter would be the team waiting for him.

FCIN report that Roma have shown an interest in signing Zielinski on a free transfer.

But it is Inter who the player prefers over the Giallorossi.