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Zielinski Deal On Hold Until After Euros

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Ukraine v Poland - Group C: UEFA Euro 2016
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Things have been pretty quiet on the transfer front so far. After some good early business bringing in defender Joel Matip and goalkeeping stud Loris Karius, Liverpool have failed to make any signings, big or small. One of the few consistently reliable names popping up has been 22-year-old Polish international Piotr Zielinski.

Liverpool have already tabled a £9.5 million bid for the central midfielder, but his parent club Udinese are holding out for a transfer fee closer to the £15 million mark while also holding negotiations with Napoli. Although there are conflicting reports about the two clubs coming to a £12 million agreement, it is seeming more and more likely that this deal will eventually be completed. However, according to The Echo, it seems anxious Liverpool supporters will have have to wait for the Euros to be completed (or at the very least for Poland to be eliminated) before a deal can be completed.

Poland have looked a strong side so far, finishing their group joint-top with Germany, but behind on goal differential. Though, Zielinski has not been particularly instrumental in their success, only featuring in one match so far, in the first half against Ukraine before getting pulled at the break. Poland will face Switzerland in the Round of 16 on June 25, and the winner of Croatia-Portugal on June 30 should they advance to the quarterfinals.