Liverpool are believed to be following Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski ‘with great attention’ having come close to signing the Polish international back in 2016.
Liverpool were thought to be on the verge of signing the 26-year-old during his time at Udinese, however, the failure to do so paved the way for the arrival of Gini Wijnalum.
In a bizarre twist of fate, Zielinski could now be in the frame once again, this time to replace Wijnaldum who could leave the club this summer as a free agent.
The report claims whilst the club are currently interested in parting ways with their creative midfielder, offers involving ‘big numbers’ could change their stance.
Zielinski is well known to Jurgen Klopp, having faced Napoli on numerous occasions in recent Champions League campaigns, and the German boss reportedly praised the Pole in person after one meeting in 2019.
In true sliding doors moment style, Liverpool could still land their five-year-long standing target.
Valued at £41.4m (Transfermarkt) and with the aforementioned ‘big numbers’ required, the Polish star would likely take up a large amount of the Reds’ budget this summer.