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Barcelona prepare final offer of £137m to land Philippe Coutinho as the Brazil ace looks to force a dream move

 

Catalan side are growing increasingly confident that they can finally land their top transfer target.

The Catalan giants have already had an improved £90m bid turned down for the Brazilian as they eye a replacement for Neymar.

Philippe Coutinho looks set to join Barcelona after handing in a transfer request

Philippe Coutinho looks set to join Barcelona after handing in a transfer request

Jurgen Klopp is desperate to hold onto star man Philippe Coutinho this summer

Barcelona believe they can sign Philippe Coutinho in a £137m deal

Liverpool are determined to hold onto their key asset but could be facing a losing battle with the player’s heart set on a move to the Nou Camp.

Coutinho rocked the club after he handed in a transfer request to try and push through a move to Ernesto Valverde’s side.

And according to the Times, Barca are growing increasingly confident they can lure the 25-year-old to Spain and believe a final offer of £137m will convince Liverpool to cash in.

Liverpool were forced to release a statement over Coutinho’s future by insisting that he will be a Reds player when the transfer window shuts.

It read: “The club’s definitive stance is that no offers for Philippe will be considered and he will remain a member of Liverpool Football Club when the summer window closes.”

But following Liverpool’s thrilling 3-3 draw at Watford, Klopp gave his first hint that they could lose the 25-year-old.

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Jurgen Klopp hinted that they may be powerless to keep hold of Philippe Coutinho

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He fumed: “I don’t make the decision.

“If we sell a player, or don’t sell him, then I must accept it.

“I cannot say anything about the situation. I just work with the him, then I must accept it. I just work with the players I have and that is what I’m always doing.”

And to further fuel speculation that Coutinho is close to leaving, a video emerged of a member of staff taking down an image of the Brazil ace in front of the official store.

 

Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/4234412/barcelona-offer-137m-philippe-coutinho-brazil-ace-dream-move/

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