Barcelona still on Coutinho trail


Barcelona are still chasing a deal to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool.

The latest claims coming out of their local media are that the Reds have agreed to let the Brazil international join the Spanish giants if a “reasonable offer” comes in for him in January.

That is according to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, who are claiming that the club will allow Coutinho to head to the Camp Nou as long as that condition is met.

It is highly unlikely that Liverpool would even consider selling the twenty-five year old halfway through the season – especially after digging their heels in so stubbornly over the Summer.

Barcelona saw three offers, which were comprised of ridiculous clauses, rejected for the former Inter Milan midfielder after chasing him all Summer and convincing him to make a transfer request.

Liverpool flatly refused to even enter negotiations with Barcelona and they were left frustrated as they sought to spend some of the money recouped from selling Neymar to Paris Saint Germain.

Barcelona know they will have to act quickly if they want to eventually sign Coutinho, as PSG are also being touted as a potential destination with Neymar still hopeful of playing with his compatriot at club level.

But it won’t be happening in January.

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