Liverpool have reportedly made progress in their bid to agree on a new contract with Dutch midfielder, Georginio Wijnaldum.
With the Netherlands international having just only one year left on his current deal, rumours persist regarding a future exit from Anfield.
Aware that the 29-year-old playmaker may be available for a cut-price fee, La Liga giants Barcelona are believed to be keeping tabs on the situation ahead of a potential move.
However, according to The Guardian, the versatile midfielder and club officials have held positive talks over a new deal.
The report claims that Wijnaldum is now more likely to extend his stay on Merseyside Reds, rather than look to take on a new challenge somewhere else.
The ex-Newcastle United man has played 36 games in the Premier League and Champions League this campaign, founding back of the net five times.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid have reportedly made an approach for Paris Saint-Germain’s talented defender Tanguy Kouassi.
The 17-year-old has found back of the net three times in 13 games for Ligue 1 giants PSG during the 2019-20 season, however, will see his current deal with the French champions expire at the end of June.
A number of teams, including Liverpool and Barcelona, are believed to be weighing up moves for the talented French defender ahead of the 2020-21 season.
However, according to Le 10 Sport, the Los Blancos are also interested in securing the services of central defender and have already made an approach him to discuss a potential move to the Spanish capital.