Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman wants Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum to play a pivotal role in his rebuilding project at the Nou Camp.
Reports coming out of Barcelona which suggest that Wijnaldum has already agreed terms with the La Liga club are incorrect.
- Gomez: Liverpool mentally ready and hungrier than ever
- Liverpool transfer rumours
- Download the Transfer Talk Podcast on: Spotify | Apple | Spreaker
Wijnaldum, 29, is in the final year of his current deal and understood to be keen to stay at Anfield if agreement on an extension can be reached.
However, negotiations to extend that contract have yet to take place.
Liverpool manager Klopp insisted last week he was relaxed about his midfielder's contract situation and as yet there has been no contact between the two clubs.
Koeman worked closely with the Liverpool midfielder during his time as Netherlands boss.
Wijnaldum will be 30 in November. He moved to Liverpool from Newcastle United in a £25m deal in July 2016.
Since, he has scored 19 goals in 186 appearances under Jurgen Klopp.
Liverpool have been continually linked with Bayern Munich's Thiago Alcantara throughout the summer.
It is understood the Premier League champions would only look to bring in a midfielder if one were to depart.
The summer transfer window has reached its halfway stage. Who's done business early? Who is still scrambling? Who could yet be on the move? And who needs what?
From the big deals done and those still on the boil, to the ongoing sagas and the offbeat moves you might missed, here is what you need to know about the transfer window so far as clubs step up their search for reinforcements before the big kick-off...
Messi stunned the football world by demanding to leave Barcelona. But his contract situation is complicated and this is just the beginning of what could be a lengthy, acrimonious and ultimately historic departure.
Ahead of a key meeting between Messi's father and the Barcelona board, we assess the situation to understand how it stands, and how it could develop, you have to view it from all sides...
Who has your team signed? Who has been shipped out?
Check here for a comprehensive list of all the Premier League ins and outs from the 2020 summer transfer window, which opened on July 27 and closes on October 5.
All the latest news, analysis and rumours from the window in one place.
The summer transfer window will run for 10 weeks from July 27 and close at 11pm on October 5.
A domestic-only window for trades between the Premier League and EFL then runs from October 5 and closes on Friday, October 16 at 5pm. Follow all the news and analysis on Sky Sports News and across Sky Sports' digital platforms, including with our dedicated Transfer Centre blog.