Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has reportedly identified Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum as a key part of his plans to rebuild the squad.
Wijnaldum has just one year remaining on his current contract at Anfield, and the Premier League champions are not thought to be considering offering him an extension at this stage.
Recent reports had suggested that the 29-year-old has already agreed personal terms with Barcelona, but those are understood to be wide of the mark.
Sky Sports News claims that new boss Koeman does see Wijnaldum as a pivotal member of his rebuilding project, though.
Koeman knows Wijnaldum from his time in charge of Netherlands, although the midfielder is thought to be open to the idea of staying at Liverpool if they offer him a new deal.