In the autumn, Gini Wijnaldum’s future was said to be between Barcelona and Liverpool, but with the player holding off on re-upping with the Reds while Barcelona are in financial chaos and Ronald Koeman’s future as manager there is uncertain, those options have increasingly appeared in doubt.

Into that void of uncertainty, last week reports out of Italy claimed that the real competition for Wijnaldum’s signature might actually be Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan, with PSG said to be the preferred destination for the player while Milan waited on the off chance the deal didn’t go through.