Inter CEO Beppe Marotta responded to comments surrounding Inter being linked to Napoli midfielder Piotr Zieliński, who is out of contract in June 2024.

During the pre-match build-up to Inter-Juventus at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Beppe Marotta, Inter CEO of Sport answered some questions for DAZN Italy. The topic of Piotr Zieliński joining Inter as a free agent in July 2024 has been very hot recently, with reports suggesting that Inter and the Polish international have even already reached an agreement for a transfer that is set to be completed in the coming weeks.

This comes via Italian outlet, FCInter1908. On the topic of the Napoli veteran midfielder, Marotta explained, “Next year, Inter will play even more competitions…we will have the FIFA Club World Cup too”. The former Juventus CEO continued, “We are trying to build an even more competitive squad with more than just 11 starters and substitutes. We want to have a squad full of ‘co-starters’”. Speaking on Zieliński, Marotta added that Inter, “has a duty to pursue opportunities such as Zieliński” and that “if we have the chance to sign him, we will- otherwise, we will look elsewhere”. The 66-year-old concluded by ensuring that Zieliński has “all the qualities to be part of the Inter squad”.

It seems Piotr Zieliński is getting closer to being one of Inter’s summer additions, as the Pole has been excluded from Napoli’s UEFA Champions League list of eligible players for the remainder of the season. Napoli owner, Aurelio De Laurentiis, explained this decision by stating that Napoli must, “plan and understand who to play definitively”, further adding that Piotr is a “wonderful person, a top player and there is nothing against him”, but confirming that the 29-year-old has indeed chosen to leave Napoli after what will be nearly eight years and over 270 appearances with the club.