- Philippe Coutinho continues to be linked with a move to Barcelona
- Catalan giants are said to be preparing a £106m January bid
- The Brazilian international isn’t interested in a move anywhere else, including PSG
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Despite a summer-long transfer saga ending with no move to Barcelona materialising, Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho still wants the Blaugrana.
As per BBC Sport, the 25-year-old was the subject of three bids from the Catalan giants over the summer transfer window, but they failed to reach an agreement with Liverpool over a transfer fee.
Ultimately, the Merseyside giants weren’t interested in selling their most prized asset, and so Barcelona looked elsewhere and splashed out on Ousmane Dembele.
However, reports suggest that they will return in January with a £106m bid, as noted by The Daily Mail, via Sport, and they will be delighted with the notion that Coutinho has informed Liverpool to not accept bids from Paris Saint-Germain who are said to be keen to take him to France.
Coutinho has remained professional so far this season, as despite handing in a transfer request and not getting his move in the summer, he has reintegrated himself back into the team and played an important role for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The Brazilian international has scored four goals and provided three assists in nine appearances in all competitions so far this season, proving just how influential he is at Anfield and he’ll certainly be a major loss if he were to move on.
He still seemingly wants the Barcelona move and he’ll hope to see some developments in the January transfer window with PSG clearly not on his radar as he would prefer to seal a move to the Nou Camp, as per the report.
That’s good news for the Spanish outfit and the supporters, as they will no doubt value Coutinho’s desire to join them. However, it still remains to be seen whether or not an agreement can be reached between the two clubs as that was what stood between Coutinho and his dream move last time round.