Gini Wijnaldum ‘fake’ claim made as Liverpool transfer priority revealed

Gini Wijnaldum has been linked with a loan return to Liverpool from PSG.

Liverpool are not in talks with Gini Wijnaldum over a return to Anfield.

That's according to reputable transfer reporter Fabrizio Romano anyway after the midfielder was linked with a loan switch to the Reds.

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Wijnaldum left Jurgen Klopp's side last summer to join PSG on a free transfer.

However, the Dutchman struggled in his maiden season in France. He started only 18 Ligue 1 games as PSG claimed the title.

The Irish Daily Star claimed there have been 'whispers' about Liverpool making a move for Wijnaldum on a temporary basis.

However, Romano has scotched such claims as 'fake' - and the midfield priority is to tie Naby Keita to a new deal with his contract expiring next summer.

What’s been said

Romano wrote on Twitter: “Liverpool are not in talks to sign Gini Wijnaldum from Paris Saint-Germain as of today. Rumours are described as ‘fake’ by sources.

“Board priority will be to extend Naby Keita’s contract, talks to take place soon."

Will Liverpool sign a midfieder?

Plenty of Liverpool fans have clamoured for Klopp to sign a midfielder during the summer transfer window.

However, the Reds' business in terms of incomings appears done after swooping for Fabio Carvalho, Darwin Nunez and Calvin Ramsay.

Liverpool are fairly well-stocked in the engine room.

Klopp has Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara, Curtis Jones, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Harvey Elliott and Keita at his disposal.