Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is reportedly keen to stay at the club so long as a new deal reflects his importance to the team.
The 30-year-old has entered the final six months of his contract with the Premier League champions and is free to begin talks with other clubs should he seek a move elsewhere.
Barcelona – managed by former Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman – continue to be linked with a swoop for Wijnaldum, who has remained a key player for Jurgen Klopp despite the ongoing speculation over his future.
Now, 90min reports that Wijnaldum is enjoying life on Merseyside and wants to extend his stay, but the midfielder is holding out for a deal which he feels he deserves after being a loyal servant to the club.
While Klopp has talked up the former Newcastle United man as he remains an integral part of his plans, the powers-that-be at Anfield are supposedly reluctant to hand him the new four-year deal that he desires.
Wijnaldum has already made 23 appearances for the Reds in all competitions this season, scoring a solitary goal in the Premier League.