Liverpool reject Barca’s £118m bid for Coutinho

Liverpool-hair-style-philippe-coutinho-wallpaper.jpgLiverpool have rejected a third bid from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho – believed to be in the region of £114m.

Last week, the Reds rejected a £90m bid from the Spanish giants for the 25-year-old Brazil attacking midfielder, who then submitted a transfer request.

Coutinho has missed the opening two games of Liverpool’s season with a back injury, but the club has repeatedly stressed he is not for sale.

Despite that, Barca have previously said they are “close” to signing him.

According to a report by BBC Sport, responding to the general manager Pep Segura’s claim that a deal was close, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said: “I don’t know why other people are saying what they are saying.

“I don’t even know them – especially this guy. I’ve never even met him.”

The La Liga side have moved for Coutinho after selling Brazil team-mate Neymar to Paris St-Germain for a world record transfer fee of £200m.

Coutinho signed a new five-year deal at Anfield in January, which did not include a release clause.

He is also set to miss Saturday’s home Premier League match against Crystal Palace (15:00 BST kick-off).

Author: Jenny

A freelance Journalist, and an advocate of peace

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