Chelsea set to hijack Barcelona move for Liverpool £75,000 a-week midfielder

By | April 8, 2021

Chelsea are reportedly planning to make an approach for Liverpool playmaker Georginio Wijnaldum ahead of the summer transfer window.

The Netherlands international has three months left on his current deal, allowing the likes of Barcelona to hold talks with the player should they wish to make a deal done.

As it stands, the Blues are unable to follow suit, leaving them to consider their options when the transfer window will be re-opened in the summer.

Nevertheless, Marca reports that the London giants are interested in securing the services of the 30-year-old midfielder should he become available on a free transfer.

While the West Londoners are well stocked for options in the final third, Thomas Tuchel is believed to make changes to his team later in 2021.

The Merseyside Reds want to retain the services of Dutch midfielder with the player having been used on 40 times in all competitions this campaign.

Chelsea have Kai Havertz, Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic and Hakim Zyech in their midfield area, however, adding experienced midfielder like Wijnaldum could  help young core to continue progression and challenged for trophies in the nearby future.