West Ham are determined to sign Piotr Zielinski and have already made a €35m offer for Napoli. But the problem is that. The Poland midfielder is demanding more than €5m in wages.
According to La Republica, the Hammers have increase their offer to €35m plus bonuses, close to the €40m demanded by Napoli.
However, they still have work to do to persuade Zielinski. And the same sources insist the Polish international has turned down a €5m a year offer.
West Ham are targeting a €6m-a-season offer for Zielinski.
The 28-year-old has spent most of his career in Italy. He moved to Udinese’s youth team in 2011. Then loaned to Empoli and was sold to Napoli for €16 million in the summer of 2016.
His contract with Napoli expires in June 2024 and there is an option to extend it for an additional year.
However, they still have work to do convincing the Poland international too, because the same source maintains Zielinski rejected the €5m per season package.
They are set to increase. That to €6m per year in order to get Zielinski to give the all-clear.
The 28-year-old spent practically his entire career in Italy, moving to the Udinese youth team in 2011, going on loan to Empoli and then sold to Napoli for €16m in the summer of 2016.
His contract with the Partenopei runs to June 2024 and there is also an option to extend for another year.