Midfielder Piotr ZIelinski has rejected a last-ditch contract extension offer from Napoli, as Inter Milan prepare to make their move.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews.
Zielinski’s future has looked increasingly to be at Inter in recent weeks.
The Nerazzurri have been approaching the Polish international’s representative to make their interest in signing him on a free transfer if he does not extend his contract with Napoli.
And in the meantime, the Partenopei have been in contract talks with Zielinski.
But these have not gone the way that the reigning Italian champions would have hoped.
The 29-year-old has so far rejected all of the proposals put on the table in front of him.
This has cleared the way for Inter to move in.
Napoli have not yet given up. The Campanian club have made another offer in one last-ditch attempt to change Zielinski’s mind.
But according the Corriere, the player has turned his club down.
Piotr Zielinski Rejects Last-Ditch Napoli Offer – Inter Ready To Pounce
The Corriere report that Napoli have offered Zieilinski a new contract worth €5 million net per season.
This would actually be a slight increase compared to what the 29-year-old currently earns.
The proposed extension would also include a release clause worth €20 million.
But according to the Corriere, Zielinski has turned Napoli down once again.
The offer of a pay increase has come too late. Napoli’s earlier insistence on offering an extension that would see Zielinski take a pay cut has alienated the Pole.
That means that there is one more piece of confirmation that Zielinski will leave Napoli.
The midfielder will be available at the end of June, when his contract expires.
And Inter are the club who have already done the legwork on signing Zielinski. They are now firm favourites to land the experienced midfielder in six months’ time.