Barcelona have been linked with a move for Philippe Coutinho since the summer following the departure of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain. Liverpool have so far not been playing ball with the Spanish side, ignoring Coutinho’s transfer request and insisting he is not for sale. The Reds are said to have put a £120million price-tag on the former Inter Milan star in the hope of warding off interest from Barca. And Spanish outlet Don Balon claim it is having the desired effect as the Catalan side are already beginning to shop elsewhere.
Barcelona line up £45m transfer incase Philippe Coutinho deal fails
Express | Dec 11