Liverpool face major transfer concern, contact made over £70m swoop but still £18m short

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Liverpool could have a real transfer headache on their hands as it’s reported that Paris Saint-Germain are ready to launch a £70m bid for Philippe Coutinho.

The 25-year-old was an influential figure for Jurgen Klopp’s side last season, helping them qualify for the Champions League with key performances which included 14 goals and nine assists in 36 appearances in all competitions.

Coutinho remains a pivotal part of Liverpool’s plans moving forward no doubt, but as reported by Le10 Sport, it’s claimed that PSG are ready to put them under serious pressure in their bid to keep the playmaker at Anfield.

It’s claimed that the Ligue 1 giants are ready to make a whopping £70m bid to test the waters and see if they can convince Liverpool to talk, with Coutinho long linked with an exit to either PSG or Barcelona.

Further, it’s suggested that having fallen short in their pursuits of Kylian Mbappe and Cristiano Ronaldo, the capital club have been forced to switch their attention elsewhere, and that now seems to have led them to Coutinho, much to the dismay of Liverpool and their supporters.

It’s even reported that PSG have been in contact with Coutinho’s advisers to discuss a potential move to Paris, but it’s noted that it could up to £88m to prise him away from Liverpool this summer.

Having signed a new five-year contract in January, the Reds are in a strong position to make significant demands, and so now it will be up to the likes of PSG and Barcelona to meet those demands if they are desperate to land Coutinho.

As great a player as the Brazilian international is though, you’d have to question whether £88m would be sensible business. While he would undoubtedly fit in perfectly at either Barca or PSG, that’s a lot of money as Liverpool will more than likely hold on to him for now.

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