Gini Wijnaldum’s choice as Chelsea to hijack Barcelona’s move for Liverpool ace

Georginio Wijnaldum will have a difficult decision to make over his future this summer, with reports suggesting Chelsea have joined the race to sign him.

Wijnaldum will be out of contract this summer and will be one of the most sought-after free agents in world football.

The 30-year-old has been ever-present for Liverpool this season, and Jurgen Klopp is believed to be eager to keep him.

Wijnaldum was the subject of intense interest from Barcelona last year, with Ronald Koeman keen to make him one of his first signings after taking over.

However, they failed to stump up the cash, and could now get him on a free.

But Barca won't be the only team interested, with Spanish outlet Marca claiming Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are all in the mix.

Wijnaldum will likely wait until the summer window before making his decision, and will have a number of offers on the table.

The midfielder has been at Liverpool since 2016, and has won the Premier League and Champions League during his time at Anfield.

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And it seems unlikely that he'll want to move elsewhere in the Premier League, despite Chelsea's interest.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is yet to make any changes to his squad, but will likely look for some experience this year considering his relatively young playing squad.

If he were to leave, it would more likely be to a foreign side, with Barcelona still believed to be leading the way.

Wijnaldum has refused to give too much away over his future, but insisted last week that it will be a difficult decision for him to make.

"It's not as easy as everyone thinks it is to make some decisions about your future," he said.

"You have to think about everything and then first negotiate with the clubs and it's so difficult and it's why it takes so long."

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