Liverpool could finalise a deal to bring Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski to Anfield by the end of the week.
That’s according to BBC journalist Ben Smith, who’s a reliable and respected breaker of Liverpool news.
The transfer would be finalised subject to a medical, which would be completed after the 22-year-old’s involvement at Euro 2016 with Poland.
Zielinski, who’s expected to cost around £11m, is owned by Udinese but has played for Empoli on loan the past two seasons.
Napoli were interested, but Zielinski’s personal preference to move to Merseyside instead has paved our way to sign him.
The 22-year-old plays as a central midfielder, but is also capable of doing a job out wide in the 4-2-3-1 formation Jurgen Klopp is most fond of.
We’ve acquired Loris Karius, Joel Matip and Marko Grujic so far, but Zielinski would represent the first significant sum spent by Klopp since his arrival in England.
He’s arguably not the most exciting option, but it’s key to remember that Klopp signed a number of relative unknowns who went on to greatness at Borussia Dortmund.