Liverpool bid for Udinese's Poland star Piotr Zielinski

The latest transfer headlines from Sky Sports News HQ, as Liverpool chase Udinese midfielder Piotr Zielinski

Liverpool have made a £9.5m bid for Udinese midfielder Piotr Zielinski as manager Jurgen Klopp looks to boost his midfield options, Sky sources understand.

The Poland international, who was an unused substitute in Sunday's 1-0 win over Northern Ireland at Euro 2016, has spent the last two years on loan at Empoli.

Piotr Zielinski of Empoli FC looks on during the Serie A match between Empoli FC and Bologna FC at Stadio Carlo Castellani on May 1
Image: Liverpool have bid for Zielinski, who played for Empoli last season

The 22-year-old is wanted by Napoli but it is believed Anfield is the player's preferred destination and there were claims in the Italian media that Klopp has called Zielinski to outline his plans.

"I negotiated for Zielinski with the Pozzo family and we finalised every detail," Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis told Corriere dello Sport.

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"Instead, it now seems as if the player is doing everything possible to resist the move and not come here. He wants Liverpool."

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Klopp has already signed Schalke centre-back Joel Matip, Red Star Belgrade midfielder Marko Grujic and Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius for next season as his squad strengthening continues.

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