The Brazilian came close to joining Barca in the summer but Liverpool blocked his exit, insisting he was not for sale at any price.

Barca are expected to return in January with another offer they hope the Reds will finally accept.

But Spanish publication Diario Gol claim Iniesta is not happy about the plans - with the ongoing speculation about Coutinho’s impending arrival upsetting him.

Rakitic is another player in the dressing room who is reportedly against the club signing Coutinho as he fears it could cut down his playing time.