Piotr Zieliński was believed to be headed to Napoli just a couple of days ago in a player swap deal that would have ultimately set Napoli back between €14 million and €16 million. The five goals and six assists the Polish international racked up in 36 appearances last season was an impressive return during a loan spell at Empoli. Now it seems that a player who apparently had his heart set on a move to Liverpool actually has his heart set on a move to Liverpool.
The 22-year-old may have made a crucial play in securing a move to Liverpool. If Zieliński has rejected a move Napoli, a good Serie A side that can offer Champion League football, negotiations might be easier for Liverpool moving forward. Tancredi Palmeri was cited as the primary source in a report by the Daily Express, but the Italian journalist throws a lot of transfer news out there.
Liverpool's target Zielinski has given his priority to find a deal with Liverpool, choosing them and refusing Napoli proposal— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) 9 June 2016
In the middle of last month there were rumours of a deal to Anfield being virtually sealed for a midfielder who praised Philippe Coutinho, posed in a Liverpool shirt, and spoke of his contact with Jürgen Klopp. There's still a chance, it seems, that Zieliński will secure the move he's looking for. There's also the chance that there's nothing in this supposed latest development, and the player is still moving to Napoli.