Barcelona offer Ivan Rakitic as part of Coutinho bid

Beth Cruz
July 31, 2017

But Barnes thinks Coutinho may be angling for a move, telling ESPN, "You could tell by the way he reacted after he scored, with no celebration or anything, that something isn't quite right with Philippe at Liverpool".

Talks of Neymar going to PSG have not died down and the player himself has refused to comment on the situation.

Liverpool see the Brazilian star as a key player at the club and have valued him at €150 million.

Barcelona will not let the fact that Dybala signed a new deal with the Old Lady this offseason deter them from continuing the chase. As of the moment, the Reds still refuse to sell him.

Apparently the Germany worldwide midfielder is "locked in talks over a new deal" with Liverpool chiefs but no deal is on the horizon even though the Reds have promised to give him a pay increase if he extends his current deal beyond 2018.


And Barcelona midfielder Rafinha could be the pawn they could use in order to convince Liverpool to sell Coutinho to them this summer. "That means Barcelona will have to slow cook the deal", Joaquim Piera said in his report for Sport.

Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria has been identified as a potential new signing for Barcelona should they lose Neymar to the Ligue 1 side.

The Spanish club are said to be confident that Couintho wants the move and they believe they can complete a transfer before the end of the window.

Piera also pointed out that Coutinho will have to take a pay cut to join Barcelona, but he's willing to make the move to Camp Nou to advance his football career.

However, reports from Spain claim that the Brazilian worldwide has already agreed personal terms with Barcelona and is eager to join former Reds teammate Luis Suarez at the Nou Camp. Valverde deflected the question by claiming he likes "all good players" but he prefers his own squad's stars.

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