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Piotr Zielinski set for Napoli renewal amid Lazio links

Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski is closing in on a contract extension despite heavy exit rumours this summer, according to

The Polish midfielder’s contract expires in 2024, and his name has been regularly associated with Lazio and Saudi Arabian club Al-Ahli this summer.

The Biancocelesti have had a bid worth €20 million turned down by the reigning Italian champions.

Zielinksi is reportedly ready to prolong his stay with the Neapolitans, having been at the club since 2016.

The 29-year-old seems to have finally accepted the club’s proposal on reduced terms.

Zielinksi has been an integral part of the Partenopei side over the years, and his prominence further grew after a fantastic campaign last term.

He played a key role in the Neapolitans winning the Scudetto after 33 years, netting seven goals and 11 assists across all competitions.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis was also reportedly open to selling him for a suitable offer or keeping him under reduced terms.

Keeping Zielinski will be a big win for new manager Rudi Garcia as he can rely on the Polish attacking midfielder’s experience and quality to challenge on multiple fronts next season.

The former Udinese star is in the prime years of his career and is expected to maintain his levels for a few more seasons.

The Partenopei are reportedly closing in on the renewals of Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Mario Rui and could soon follow up with Zielinski.

However, the priority is the renewal of Victor Osimhen, who Napoli are determined to keep amid interest from several European giants.

Talks have been initiated to extend the contract of Osimhen, while manager Rudi Garcia has also recently reiterated that the Nigerian is not for sale.

Lazio will now focus on alternative targets, with plenty of names on the list.

Dynamo Moscow’s Arsen Zakharyan is reportedly nearing a move to Stadio Olimpico, while Daichi Kamada and Leandro Paredes are also on Maurizio Sarri’s wishlist.

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