Friday, 15 December, 2017

Liverpool say Philippe Coutinho is 'definitively' not for sale

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Lucia Summers | 12 August, 2017, 07:14

Coutinho has emerged as a top target for Barca as they look to replace Neymar, following his €222million switch to Paris Saint-Germain.

On Wednesday, the Reds rejected a bid of 100 million euros (£90m) from Barcelona for Coutinho, who is out of Liverpool's trip to Watford.

Coutinho is one of four Liverpool players, along with Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne and Daniel Sturridge, who will miss the Watford game through injury although Klopp said Sturridge should be fit for Hoffenheim.

Liverpool will not be selling Coutinho at any price.

Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group have stated that no offers will be considered for Philippe Coutinho during the transfer window.

Still claiming the Reds would want at least €30m for the Germany worldwide, the Italian newspaper also make it clear the Premier League side aren't interested in weakening their side, especially so close to the start of the new season.

"I have said what the club's decision is about this and now you can read it - that is maybe the only difference".

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The statement said: "Philippe has tried very hard to find an amicable solution to this situation but to no avail".

Liverpool sold Luis Suarez to Barcelona in 2014 after the Uruguay striker pushed for a move away from Anfield.

Coutinho, who joined Liverpool from Inter Milan for £8.5 million in 2013, signed a new five-year contract with the northwest side in January that did not include a buy-out clause.

After Barcelona shipped Neymar to PSG for a world record fee, the Catalan club has money to burn.

It was reported that the Merseyside club refused a bid for their star last month, and despite Barca improving their offer, The Reds remain unwilling to sell.

Also on Friday, Sky Sports News received a statement said to be from a member of Coutinho's family.

"If Liverpool do sign him and manage to keep hold of Philippe Coutinho, Jurgen Klopp's side would have a great chance of winning the title".

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