The Italian club have reportedly dug their heels in on Zielinski's valuation, while the Polish international has show little interest in making the switch to West Ham United.
Zielinski won the Coppa Italia in 2020 with Napoli and has played nearly 300 games for the club, so perhaps it's not a surprise that he is not desperate to join West Ham. Especially as that would mean swapping Champions League football for the Europa Conference League.
West Ham have tried several swings at luring the 28-year-old midfielder to London, but Napoli have been looking for a figure north of £40million. The Italian media have reported that £25m is as high as West Ham have gone.
Now Claret and Hugh are reporting that West Ham have admitted that the club haven't actually been involved in trying to woo the Polish international, and most of the rumour-mongering is coming from the Italian media.
Now the Gianluca Scamacca deal is in the bag, David Moyes has been focused on getting Eintracht Frankfurt to let go of wing-back Filip Kostic, and is not actively chasing Zielinski.
West Ham have reportedly had a couple of low bids rebuffed by the German side, who want around £20million for the Serbian international, and talks are still ongoing.
However, the Italian Press have doubled down on their claims and believe Napoli are after Spurs' Giovani Lo Celso as a replacement for Piotr Zielinski.