The transfer window is a little over three weeks to be closed but we cannot rule out the possibility of major transfer business.
Brazil international and Liverpool midfield schemer Philippe Coutinho has agreed personal terms to Barcelona, this is according to Guillem Balague, via the Express.
Barcelona are currently short of options in midfield and attack and they have made Philippe Coutinho their prime target for the window. The Catalan club are looking for players that would replace the aging Andres Iniesta and the out-gone Neymar Jnr and Coutinho appear to fit their plans.
The Camp Nou outfit had tabled a £72million to Liverpool for Coutinho but same bid was thrown out for the Reds most priced possession. However, Balague claims the Coutinho has agreed terms to switch Anfield for the Camp Nou.
However, despite all the advances of Barcelona, Liverpool appears to have stood firm on their grounds not to let the player leave. Jurgen Klopp has insisted that Coutinho is not for sale but we know for sure that money rules the current transfer window.
Balague took to twitter and twitted
“On Coutinho. LFC insist they have no intention to sell. Orders come from top. They rejected only offer till date of €80m in 45 minutes
“Player has agreement with FCB so Catalans think they can convince LFC but not by Tuesday as Catalan press announced today #chessgame
“From the negotiation table (close to FCB): never say never. Pressure will continue from FCB. LFC say they can handle it.
When asked for his thoughts on Coutinho’s future last week, boss Jurgen Klopp said: “Everybody thought ‘he’s going, he’s going, he’s going’ but so far nobody is going.
“If we stay together like this there will be a few hard decisions because they can’t start all together. Then we have to see how this works.”
Given Barcelona’s interest in Coutinho, it will be wise for the Reds to start searching for a replacement for the star player as Barcelona have a lot of funds to throw around.
The Reds have been linked with a move to RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita but they have failed to sign him.