Adriano Boin Date: 12th May 2020 at 10:58pm
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Napoli and Piotr Zielinski are closing in on a new contract that will keep the midfielder in Campania until 2025, though the deal will include a €100 million release clause.

The Polish international has become a key figure at the Stadio San Paolo, and as a result negotiations over an improved deal have been ongoing for months.

Il Corriere del Mezzogiorno reports the two sides have all but agreed on a deal that will see Zielinski earn €4m a season until 2025.

The midfielder’s entourage were able to secure a sizeable pay increase – double what he currently earns – because Napoli were adamant on including a release clause in the contract that is believed to be worth €100m.

The Azzurri hope that figure will be enough to ward off potential suitors, as the likes of Liverpool and Inter have been linked with a move for the 25-year-old in recent months.

So far this season the midfielder has two goals in 35 appearances in all competitions.