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Transfer Rumour Mongering: Liverpool Set to Miss Out on Napoli Star

Piotr Zielinski seems set to sign new Napoli deal.

Udinese v SSC Napoli - Serie A Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images

According to the latest rumours, Napoli star Piotr Zielinski is set to sign a new deal with Napoli that will see him stay at the club past this year. The Polish international has been on the Reds radar for years, and rumour is that Klopp had big plans to add him to the roster in January.

The 24-year-old midfielder appears now to be negotiating a new deal which would double his buyout clause and keep him in Italy for the foreseeable future.

It seems unlikely that FSG will do much business in the winter after making a huge splash in the summer transfer window. Central midfield is also a position where the Reds are packed full, with any number of capable players available to the manager at the moment.

However, Liverpool clearly have league title hopes in their hearts, so it’s possible that they’re going to surprise us by strengthening in January in order to better prepare themselves for the back half of the season.

In the mean time, Liverpool have to face Zielinski and his club, Napoli, once more in the Champions League group stages in December. That looks to potentially be a big match, as right now the two teams are separated at the top of the group by only one point.

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