Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski has all but ruled out the possibility of joining Liverpool by insisting that he wants to stay with the Italian outfit.
Liverpool have been long-term admirers of the Poland international and were expected to revive their interest during the summer having decided against making a move in the January transfer window.
However, the 24-year-old is “happy” at the Stadio San Paolo and has no desire to leave the club even if Jurgen Klopp’s Premier League title challengers come knocking.
“New contract? I am happy at Napoli, I want to stay here five more years to help the team to improve,” Zielinski is quoted as saying by The Mirror.
“I am happy about my condition and I want to continue. [Maurizio] Sarri and [Carlo] Ancelotti are different and I want to thank Ancelotti for his trust.
“I can improve and score more goals, I try to improve every day, I want to reach the top.”
Zielinski has a €65m (£55.8m) release clause in his current deal at Napoli, where he has been since joining from Udinese in 2016.