Arsenal dealt blow in pursuit of Piotr Zielinski

The midfielder has been one of the stars for the club this season

Arsenal are expected to overhaul their squad this summer after a poor Premier League campaign this season. They are currently at 6th position in the Premier League and will miss the Champions League next season, after getting eliminated from Europa League by Atletico Madrid last week.

With Arsene Wenger set to leave the club at the end of the season, the Gunners are looking to add recruitment both off and on the field in the transfer window.

One of the priorities for the club is to bolster their midfield, as the futures of Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla are still unsure and likes of Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny have struggled to make an impact. The Premier League could move for Serie A ace.

Arsenal are interested in signing Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski, according to Il Corriere del Mezzogiorno. They, according to the Italian outlet, are willing to spend as much as €65 million for the player, the exact value of his release clause.

The polish midfielder has been one of the stars of the club’s fine Serie A campaign this season, scoring seven goals in all competitions for the club. The midfielder is known for his good technique and high intensity play.

The 23 year old has been repeatedly linked with a move to the Premier League and there are suggestions that the Gunners are considering taking him to England in the ongoing window.

But the Serie A giants are set to ward off interest from Arsenal for Zielinski as he is close to agreeing a new five year contract extension with them. It will lead to a significant increase in his wages.

But more importantly for Napoli, the new deal will eliminate the problematic release clause, providing more control to the club when it comes to the midfielder’s future.

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