Barcelona willing to include superstar in deal for Liverpool's Coutinho
Liverpool face a losing battle to keep hold of their star player Philippe Coutinho as Barcelona look set to do all they can to get a potential deal over the line, even if that means offering one of their bigger players.
The Camp Nou side are set to offer Ivan Rakitić in any deal for the Brazilian playmaker which could take the transfer to a whole new level.
The Croatian has been a decent servant for the club since moving from Sevilla but is not currently lighting the world alight in La Liga.
If Coutinho for rakitic happens I might cry, for some reason I've really never seen anything good about rakitic..— Jacob (@Swannage123) March 27, 2017
With that being said, he would still be one of the bigger name midfielders in the Premier League and would be sure to be the first name on Liverpool’s teamsheet every weekend.
With how much Barcelona want Coutinho there could still be some cash involved which may take the deal to an astonishing price for the Catalan giants but after the Brazilian signed a new deal, it was never going to be cheap.
Now, it comes down to whether Liverpool are willing to sell their magician but it is safe to say that quite a few football fans would be saying they would snap their hand off for a deal like that.
Time will tell but it is safe to say that this is not the last we have heard about this transfer saga.