Chelsea are reportedly interested by signing Georginio Wijnaldum on a free switch.
The Liverpool midfielder, who’s but to signal a brand new deal at Anfield, can be out of contract on the finish of the season.
Wijnaldum, 30, has helped Liverpool win the Premier League title and Champions League trophy and stays an integral a part of Jurgen Klopp’s aspect.
He has began 27 of the Reds’ 29 Premier League matches this season as they appear set to give up their top-flight crown to Manchester City and struggle it out for a top-four spot.
Marca declare Barcelona are in talks with Wijnaldum over a summer time transfer, however the LaLiga giants will face competitors from Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan and Juventus.
The Blues, who’re at the moment occupying the ultimate Champions League spot within the Premier League, are properly stocked in midfield with N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount and Billy Gilmour.
Nonetheless, the chance to usher in an skilled Premier League participant in Wijnaldum might show too onerous to show down for Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel.
Wijnaldum, who has made 226 appearances for Liverpool since becoming a member of for £25million from Newcastle in 2016, admitted he could be ‘devastated’ to go away Anfield.
“The one factor I can say is that I’m actually blissful on the membership, actually proud of the crew and the employees and actually proud of the followers for whom I play,” the Netherlands worldwide mentioned final month.
“It isn’t that I’m not blissful and I’ve to go away however it isn’t that simple as everybody thinks it’s to make some selections in your future.
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“First you need to negotiate with the membership and it’s so tough to take care of all type of issues and that’s the reason it takes so lengthy and in addition, the scenario we’re in, it isn’t a very powerful factor proper now.
“Crucial factor is to get again on monitor and profitable video games once more after which we’ll see. I’m actually blissful right here and my household is blissful right here however there is no such thing as a information.
“However I’d be devastated [if] I didn’t play with this crew any extra, that’s for certain.”