Four days ago, TuttoMercatoWeb reported Inter Milan are engaged in a ‘tug-of-war’ with Barcelona for Georginio Wijnaldum.
The 30-year-old has just over six months left on his current deal and his contract situation at Liverpool is ‘tempting’ many clubs, according to FcInterNews.
Inter are one of the interested parties when it comes to the Netherlands international and are ‘probing the ground’ with his entourage.
The outlet adds the Dutchman ‘lights up the fantasies’ of the Nerazzurri because of his experience and mentality to fight for silverware.
Regarding his contract situation, it’s claimed the former Newcastle United man is far from signing an extension with the Merseyside club.
The La Liga side, who wanted to take the midfielder in the summer, are still credited with an interest in the Reds player.
However, Ronald Koeman’s side are going through an economic crisis. Hence, FcInterNews are of the belief Barca will not be able to carry out big operations or offer big contracts.
Inter chiefs Giuseppe Marotta and Piero Ausilio have specialised the art of taking players on free transfers over the years, and they will have an opportunity to take the Liverpool star for nothing next summer.
According to the report, Wijnaldum ‘will ask’ for a four-year contract with ‘top figures’.
Inter can afford to pay his salary if they manage to place Christian Eriksen at another club. The Dane’s exit will free up the wages needed to bring Jürgen Klopp’s man to the San Siro.
Inter have ‘enter the race’ to sign Wijnaldum, and have made ‘contact with his agent’. With the player not close to a new deal at Liverpool, more developments regarding his future could be expected in the coming weeks and months.