The 25-year-old is in his fourth season with Napoli after joining from Udinese in 2016 and has so far made 120 appearances in the league, with 12 of these coming this campaign. However, Zielinski, who is out of contract in June 2021, has yet to agree a new deal with the club and it is believed he may opt for a new challenge.
In terms of where he may go, Premier League leaders Liverpool have been long-term admirers of the Polish international, with manager Jurgen Klopp a known fan of Zielinski.
The report by La Repubblica claims Zielinski is finding contract talks ‘exhausting’, and also notes that Klopp praised Zielinski personally back in September after Napoli beat the Reds 2-0 in the UEFA Champions League.
While it is clear then that Klopp likes the midfielder and that Zielinski 'would reflect on his future' if the praise from the German continued, there is nothing concrete to suggest Liverpool will make a move for the midfielder in the coming January window or the summer, especially given the options Klopp has at his disposal in the centre of the pitch.
Alongside regular starters Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum, England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has returned from injury this term fit and firing with Naby Keita, James Milner and Adam Lallana all fighting for a place in the midfield as well.
Therefore, even if Zielinski - who is enduring a difficult time off the pitch after his wife’s car was stolen - fails to agree terms on a new deal with Napoli, a move to one of Europe’s other top sides may be a more likely option.
Napoli supporters will be hoping the club can come to a conclusion with Zielinski in the coming weeks over his future, so the uncertainty can end and he can focus purely on his football and helping the team climb the table, as they currently sit seventh in Serie A.