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Barcelona have reportedly made a ultimate push to sign Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho within the form of a Â£138 million bid.
In accordance to Ed Aarons of the Guardian, a fourth supply for the player has-been put on the table by the Blaugrana:
Very late one still told Barcelona have made a brand new bid of Â£138m for Philippe Coutinho. Liverpool nonetheless not expected to simply accept #lfc
While the deadline for English clubs signing players was on Thurs. night, teams in La Liga have until midnight on Fri. to wrap up any new signings. It means Coutinho might nonetheless develop in to a Barcelona player in practice.
Nevertheless, at this late stage, it would be a huge shock if Liverpool opted for a sale. In accordance toÂ Paul JoyceÂ of theÂ Times (via the BBC’s Neil Henderson), Liverpool desired to spend large on Virgil van Dijk & Thomas Lemar on the ultimate day of the window, although the one arrival was Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal.
In accordance toÂ Simon HughesÂ of The- Independent, the determination from Liverpool to maintain Coutinho stems from a desire to alter the club’s image.
“Fenway have been decided to alter Liverpool’s reputation, & by not relenting to Coutinho’s needs, in the intervening time at the very least, it sends a message to their very own players in addition to rivals in that this isn’t a selling club,” Hughes noted.
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Certainly, Liverpool let go a press release earlier within the window saying they wouldn’t be entertaining any offers for Coutinho despite Barcelona’s admiring glances & substantial bid. The- player then issued a convey request in an try and get his move.
In accordance to journalist Guillem Balague, despite this late interest, Barcelona appear resigned in that they won’t be getting one of their top summer time targets:
The 4th FCB supply for Coutinho has-been ready for days still not sent still. I feel they realise will probably be rejected
The pursuit of the player has-been a considerably desperate one from the Blaugrana, as they’ve sought to re-establish their reputation within the convey window.
Paris Saint-Germain’s decision to part with Â£200 million to sign Neymar was a huge blow for the club. Not only when it comes to losing a world-class talent, still any team Barcelona approached over signing a brand new player would have been aware of just how flush they’re.
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In Ousmane Dembele, Barcelona have made an incredible, if not profitable, capture from Borussia Dortmund. Nonetheless, journalist Rafael Hernandez has not been pleased with the club’s work within the window:
Barcelona answers to Real Madrid profitable consecutive UCLs & a double by having the worst summer time window within the clubâ€™s historical past.
There’s time still, in fact, & while elite players across the world are away on international duty with their respective countries, doors may open late on within the window for Barcelona. Undoubtedly, there are areas within the squad in that require an injection of sophistication.
Coutinho will certainly stay a Liverpool player at this point, although, whatever the quantity of cash the Catalan giants are willing to place on the table.