Barcelona ready to complete £145m transfer: Nou Camp side desperate to clinch massive signing
Barcelona continue to pursue Liverpool superstar Coutinho, despite the Premier League club denying two bids of £72m and £90m.
The Express reported the Spanish giants will need to splash a whopping £145m in order to secure the Brazilian playmaker.
Jurgen Klopp has made it clear his 25-year-old star is not for sale, as the club strive to be title contenders and fight in the Champions League. The Reds finished last season in the top four, and will have an even bigger task this campaign.
Coutinho recently signed a five-year-deal with Liverpool, but seeking a way out of the club. The Brazilian has issued a transfer request, as he attempts to force a move to Barcelona. This has damaged his relationship with the supporters, as uncertainty continues at Anfield.
Steven Gerrard on Philippe Coutinho: "He signed a five-year deal, says he's really happy. Then Barca come in and he hands in a request." pic.twitter.com/XEy7AeUA92
Steven Gerrard on Philippe Coutinho: "He signed a five-year deal, says he's really happy. Then Barca come in and he hands in a request." pic.twitter.com/XEy7AeUA92— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) August 12, 2017
The Blaugrana need a replacement for Neymar, after departing to Paris Saint Germain for a world-record transfer fee. A third bid is expected soon, making him the second most expensive player of all time, behind Neymar.
The summer window is fast approaching, and a deal is looking imminent. Check out the Latest Premier League betting odds.