Maurizio Sarri is expected to be given the resources and time to build up his own-look Chelsea side in the coming transfer windows, having endured a somewhat frustrating one this past summer – albeit with very little time.
Italian news source Calciomercato are stating that one of Chelsea’s transfer targets and Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski could soon be about to put pen to paper on a significantly improved contract, which would also take his release clause up fro, €65 million to €150 million.
The Polish international worked under Maurizio Sarri at Napoli for the good part of two seasons, so whether or not that would potentially sway Piotr Zielinski to opt for a move to Stamford Bridge to reunited with the Italian is another question.
Calciomercato state that while Chelsea could feasibly do a deal for cheaper than the potentially new €150 million release clause, the business-savvy Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is unlikely to do business for less than the minimum fee clause.
The 24-year old Zielinski made 47 appearances in all competitions in Sarri’s last season in Naples, with the Pole scoring seven times, two of which were in the Champions League. With 37 Polish international caps – the Blues know they would be getting a player with his peak years still to come and one that is climatised to playing at the highest levels.
Under former Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti at Napoli this season, Zielinski has bagged two goals and has helped play his part in taking the club up to second in Serie A behind Juventus.