Barcelona to offer £120 million for Coutinho

Barcelona to offer £120 million for Coutinho

Barcelona to offer £120 million for Coutinho

Earlier, rumors suggested that Rafinha could also be included in the deal, but Barca have rebuffed such claims, stating that an injured player won't be troubled to that end.

"They have to fight to try and keep the player but ultimately the player will decide and for a Latin-American player, Barcelona will always be the place to go".

Borussia Dortmund star Ousmane Dembélé is another possible target of the blaugrana who are desperate to sign a replacement for O'Ney.

Barca's second bid for the 25-year-old, which was rejected immediately, comprised an initial 85m euros (about £76.8m) plus 15m euros (about £13.5m) in add-ons.

'Liverpool is not a club that has to sell players, ' Klopp told Sky Germany.

10 is not expected to push for a departure, however, having signed a new five-year contract with the Reds in January.

Liverpool have also insisted their talisman is not for sale at any price. "But we want to make the next step together and for this we need to stay together".

"I think that - alongside a run into the latter stages of the Champions League and one of the domestic cups - would be a good season for him".

"I've experienced it before as a player and a fan with (Javier) Mascherano, with (Luis) Suarez and it's a very, very difficult situation for a club to be in".

The Reds reportedly turned down a second offer from the Spanish giants on Wednesday worth up to £90.4 million. That is set in stone.

It was met with the same response.

Liverpool have given Coutinho the platform to grow and excel and in the four years since he joined, he has gone from extremely promising youngster to borderline world class maestro. Klopp spoke to the forward in Hong Kong when Barcelona first formalised their interest to stress his importance to the team and reiterate the club's determination to keep him at Anfield.

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