With Georginio Wijnaldum seemingly on his way out from Anfield, Liverpool need to find a replacement for the Dutchman.

One of the names that has appeared and remained in the rumour transfer mill to fill that void is that of Udinese’s Rodrigo De Paul, once a target for Leeds United.

The Argentine ultimately stayed in Serie A for the current campaign, but the general consensus is this will be his last season in Udine.

Where he goes after that remains to be seen, but TuttoUdinese believe ‘Liverpool have the advantage’ to secure his signing, mostly because their direct competitors appear to be Inter.

That’s not a slight on the current Serie A leaders, but the website explain that Udinese ‘don’t want less than €40m’ for their star, despite Liverpool ‘ready to make an offer at least €30m’.

The belief is that €40m should be comfortably affordable for a team like Liverpool, but the demands have made Inter ‘lose ground’ as they are currently going through a ‘delicate phase from a corporate point of view’ and ‘do not seem to be able to match a similar offer’.

Does that mean it’s a clear road from here on in for Jürgen Klopp and company? They’ll certainly be hoping so.