Liverpool have Piotr Zielinski bid rejected by Udinese

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Liverpool's £11.7 million bid for Polish ace Piotr Zielinski has been rejected by Italian outfit Udinese, according to BBC Sport.

However, in a strange twist, Udinese have accepted an identical offer from Napoli despite the fact they're league rivals.

Jurgen Klopp has been busy adding to his squad this summer after an ultimately disappointing campaign last time round. So far the German boss has added a goalkeeper in Loris Karius, along with midfielder Marko Grujic and defender Joel Matip.

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Their latest addition, Saido Mane from Southampton, signed on the dotted line in a deal worth in excess of £30 million earlier this week.

However it seems as though the Reds are far from being done, but are facing a frustrating impasse after Udinese inexplicably rejected their offer.

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According to the BBC there's still a chance that Liverpool could get the deal done. The player himself, who starred for Poland at Euro 2016 until they were knocked out by Portugal, is said to be keen on a move to Liverpool and is even willing to let his contract run down for the next two years before leaving to join the Merseyside club on a free transfer.

Elsewhere in Liverpool transfer news, Mario Balotelli has returned to the club after his failed loan spell with AC Milan. 

Klopp is likely to try and move the former Manchester City man on in the current window, however the controversial striker remains hopeful that he can persuade the German to keep him.

He returned to training at Liverpool with a group of other players including Lazar Markovic today.

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