Udinese are proving to be an awkward partner in the ongoing negotiations for Polish midfielder, Piotr Zielinski.
According to Goal.com, we made an £11 million bid in the middle of June but Udinese rejected it.
Since then, we’ve gone back with an improved offer that includes a “sell-on clause over and above matching market price”, but have once again been rebuffed.
The situation has been soured by Udinese – who, like Watford, are owned by the Pozzo family – accepting a similar offer from Napoli.
The Napoli offer was thought to include Camilo Zuniga going the other way on loan, but Zielinski rejected the offer. He is reportedly “intent” on working under Klopp at Anfield; even a second, improved wage offer from Napoli has not been enough to tempt him.
Udinese’s sporting director, Nereo Bonato, recently claimed AC Milan are also keen:”Milan are interested in Zielinski. Yet aside from making
“Milan are interested in Zielinski,” he said. “Yet aside from making enquiries in informal talks, they have not made any concrete offers”.