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Napoli explain Zielinski status with Milan start



Napoli director Mauro Meluso explains why Piotr Zielinski is chosen to start out towards Milan this night, regardless of his imminent switch to Inter.

It kicks off on the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, also referred to as San Siro, at 19.45 GMT.

You possibly can comply with all of the build-up and motion because it occurs from in the present day’s Serie A video games on the LIVEBLOG.

Zielinski returns to the beginning XI with Mario Rui suspended and Victor Osimhen on the Africa Cup of Nations, the place his Nigeria play the Ivory Coast in tonight’s Remaining.

Alex Meret was additionally again within the squad, however will not be even on the bench because of gastroenteritis.

Zielinski has been left off the Champions League squad checklist, reportedly as a result of he refused to signal a brand new contract and is predicted to affix Inter as a free agent.

“This alternative was made by the coach, with no obstacles positioned by the membership, which confirms that we now have nothing towards Zielinski,” director Meluso instructed DAZN.

“We really feel he’s a worthwhile participant who can provide us an amazing deal till the top of his contract. He was left off the UEFA checklist as a result of the principles are totally different to the Serie A squad lists, so we needed to make a tactical choice.

“Even when Zielinski didn’t renew his contract with us, we now have nothing towards him. He gave Napoli an amazing deal and obtained loads from the followers too. He’s an expert and we belief he can conclude the season effectively with us.”

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The Partenopei have a wonderful current document on this fixture, successful their final three Serie A visits to San Siro in a row.

They’re unbeaten right here within the league since a 2-0 end in December 2014, rising with 5 victories and three attracts.