Liverpool withdraw interest in Serie A ace after completing £25m signing

Liverpool have reportedly pulled out of the race to sign Udinese midfielder Piotr Zielinski despite being heavily linked with the Polish ace this summer.

Zielinski impressed during his loan spell with Empoli last season, which in turn led to reported interest from the likes of Liverpool, AC Milan and Napoli.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, it appears as though the Reds are no longer in the equation after they completed the £25m signing of Georginio Wijnaldum from Newcastle United earlier this week, as noted by BBC Sport.

In turn they have dropped their interest in the 22-year-old as Jurgen Klopp has ultimately covered that position and is seemingly set to look at other departments in his bid to continue to strengthen his squad.

Gazzetta go on to add that a move to Milan is being held up by takeover talks as the club are still in negotiations with a Chinese consortium, while the Rossoneri are also looking at ways of raising funds through the sale of Carlos Bacca.

It’s added that Napoli could enter the fray with coach Maurizio Sarri previously working with the Polish international during their time together at Empoli.

As for Liverpool though, Jurgen Klopp has been very active in the summer transfer market thus far bringing in a number of new faces to bolster his squad.

The likes of Loris Karius, Joel Matip and Sadio Mane have now arrived at Anfield ahead of the new campaign, and it promises to be an exciting campaign for the red half of Merseyside.

Nevertheless, with the midfield now seemingly covered with the arrivals of Mane and Wijnaldum, it looks as though Zielinski will be staying in Italy next season, should he opt to leave Udinese.

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