Chelsea have reportedly emerged as shock contenders for the signing of Liverpool star Georginio Wijnaldum this summer time.
The 30-year-old Dutch midfielder’s future has been the topic of fierce debate over current months, along with his contract with the Reds due to expire in June.
And it now seems virtually sure that Wijnaldum will draw to an finish 5 years at Anfield to transfer on to pastures new reasonably than signing a new deal.
He has been most strongly linked with La Liga giants Barcelona, along with his former worldwide supervisor Ronald Koeman identified to be a huge fan.
But in accordance to Spanish outlet MarcaChelsea are additionally within the operating, with Thomas Tuchel seeing Wijnaldum as a probably good addition to his squad.
They additionally declare that Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan and Juventus are additionally expressing an curiosity, and it seems Wijnaldum could have no scarcity of enticing affords.
A transfer to Chelsea will surely not go down properly with Liverpool followers, who would little question reasonably he transfer overseas reasonably than turn out to be a direct home rival.
But the chance to keep in England may enchantment to Wijnaldum, particularly on condition that the Blues look to be a staff who might be in rivalry for the title subsequent season underneath Tuchel.
As just lately as final week Wijnaldum offered an replace on his future, however was as soon as once more cagey in his response.
“You will always talk about those things and about my future,” he mentioned. “But as I’ve mentioned on different events, I’ve no information but.
“When there is news, I will talk about it, but there is no news.”
For now, Wijnaldum will put the rumours to one facet and take a look at to assist Liverpool end the season as strongly as attainable.
The Reds return to motion on Saturday after they take on Arsenal, after which face Real Madrid within the first leg of their mouthwatering Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday.