Gini Wijnaldum has turned down the offer of a new contract with Liverpool.
The Dutchman has just 9 months left on his current deal at Anfield, which means that he can begin to negotiate with foreign clubs from January.
He has also been linked with a move away this summer, with his former national team boss, Ronald Koeman, wanting to entice the midfielder to join him at Barcelona.
The sticking point is reportedly the length of deal on offer. Wijnaldum is looking for a contract extension until 2024, but, given his age, Liverpool do not want to commit for that length of time on improved terms.
The arrival of Thiago Álcantara at the club complicates matters further because he and Wijnaldum play in much the same position on the pitch.
And now they may consider selling Wijnaldum before the window closes to try and obtain maximum value for him whilst they can.
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