REAL MADRID have joined Barcelona and Inter Milan in the race to sign Georginio Wijnaldum, according to reports.
The Liverpool midfielder, 30, is out of contract at Anfield at the end of the season and continues to refuse in committing his future.
According to Corriere Dello Sport via Sport, Los Blancos want to battle it out with their arch rivals Barca as well as Antonio Conte's Inter for his signature.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane craves another option in the middle of the park.
And it is thought the Premier League and Champions League winner fits the bill.
Barcelona appeared to be in pole position to land the Liverpool star with former Netherlands head coach Ronald Koeman looking to reunite with the Dutchman.
But the two clubs could not agree a deal over the summer as Wijnaldum entered the final year of his deal.
Asked about his future during the international break in which he scored his first three goals of the campaign, he again did not pledge his loyalty to Anfield.
The 70-cap midfielder said: “I can’t say anything about that (my future).
“Just ask Liverpool those questions. Don’t they answer?
“I cannot say anything about it, including whether or not there is talk of a new contract between me and Liverpool. Sorry.”
And that opened the door for Inter to try and swoop with CEO Giuseppe Marotta placing Wijnaldum on his wish list – although no official approach has yet been made.
Wijnaldum can enter negotiations over a pre-contract agreement for a summer free transfer in January.
But if he is not going to sign a new contract, Liverpoool may prefer to sell in the New Year and at least get a fee.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is understandably keen to keep the ex-Newcastle midfielder, who has 19 goals in 199 Reds appearances.
It is thought he has been offered a 40 per cent pay rise from £75,000 to £105,000 to stay at Anfield.
But after winning the two biggest trophies available with the Kop club and now in his sixth season in England, he may be ready for change.
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