Barcelona and Liverpool are reportedly considering the idea of a swap deal involving Roberto Firmino and Memphis Depay in the January transfer window.
Speculation surrounding Firmino’s future at Anfield is hotting up, as the Brazil international now has less than a year left to run on his existing contract.
As things stand, there are not reported to be any talks between Liverpool and Firmino over an extension, with Jurgen Klopp boasting Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota as his other centre-forward options.
Firmino could therefore open discussions with foreign teams over a pre-contract agreement in the winter transfer window, although he recently hinted that he was intending to remain at Anfield.
When asked to create his dream five-a-side team of the Merseyside Reds players by the teams media channels, Firmino picked Mohamed Salah as his fifth and final player and expressed his desire to represent the Merseyside Reds alongside the 30-year-old for “years”.
“At number five is Mohamed Salah. It is a great privilege to play alongside him, we have a strong bond both on and off the pitch,” Firmino told Liverpool media.
“He is a great player, a great character. It is an honour to play with him and I hope we can keep on bringing the Liverpool fans joy for years to come.”
Should the Reds and Firmino ultimately agree to part ways, Somos Fanaticos reports that Barcelona would be willing to offer Depay in a January swap deal.
The ex-Lyon man is also under contract at Camp Nou for just another nine months and was expected to make a move on in the summer window after adding Robert Lewandowski.