And it would now appear that that interest has become something a little more concrete, with Dutch website ed.nl claiming a bid of £11.5 million has been tabled for the Holland international.
Previously on the books at Sparta Rotterdam and Feyenoord in his younger days, Wijnaldum was also part of the Dutch team that finished third at the World Cup in Brazil.
His own personal high point came in the third place play-off against the hosts, where the midfielder managed to get on the scoresheet in a 3-0 win for the Oranje
An Eredivisie winner with PSV Eindhoven last term, Wijnaldum also picked up the Dutch Footballer of the Year Award.
That honour sees him join a list of players that includes familiar Premier League faces such as Manchester United's Daley Blind, Tottenham Hotspur's Jan Vertonghen and Manchester City's Wilfried Bony.