Inter are still hoping to sign Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski as a free agent next summer and have once again held talks with the players agents. The Nerazzurri are hoping to find a replacement for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who turns 35 in January, and are aiming to achieve another free transfer.
Calciomercato report that a few months ago, the first talks with the Zielinski’s entourage were held, describing it as an ‘interlocutory approach’ to understand Zielinski’s ideas regarding his future.
According to CM, recently there have been new contacts that have made it clear to Inter that the margins to really get to the midfielder are very wide, but beyond the free transfer, the Zielinski operation would still be quite expensive.
Commissions of around €4-5 million would have to be considered and a gross salary of almost €8 million per season (the player cannot count on the growth decree) for at least four years, for a total of around €37 million.
Inter are thinking about the prospect of signing the Polish international, but remain cautious also by virtue of the past of the player, who on other occasions already seemed inclined to want to leave Naples, but changed his mind at the last-minute.
Inter have registered what currently seems to be a clear will on the part of Zielinski and will try to take decisive steps in January to try and turn what are now talks into a real negotiation.