Arsenal joined Liverpool in the race for 23-year-old Serie A star

May 18, 2018

Arsenal are looking to make a big statement this summer by activating £57m release clause of Napoli star Piotr Zielinski.

Liverpool have been heavily linked with signing the Polish attacking midfielder since the last summer but the Gunners ready to steal a march on their Premier League rivals by activating the €65m (£57m) clause.

Polish midfielder has been in fine form this term and has attracted the attention of hosts of European clubs.

The Mirror reports that Liverpool head-coach, Jurgen Klopp was also keen on the midfielder before he made a switch from Udinese to Napoli and could move again, despite the signing of Naby Keita.

With Emre Can likely to depart from Anfield after the end of the current campaign, Klopp sees Zielinski as a perfect addition to his squad.

Arsenal consider Zielinski an essential signing, report Corriere dello Mezzogiorno, despite no replacement already set for Arsene Wenger.

The Gunners are in danger to lose two star midfielder Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere this summer and signing quality replacement could be a priority for their new manager.