Reports: Barca Agree Personal Terms With Coutinho
Reports: FC Barcelona Agree Personal Terms With Philippe Coutinho
FC Barcelona have reportedly agreed personal terms with Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho.
The 25-year-old, who extended his contract with the Reds in January, is apparently the Blaugrana's main transfer target for this window.
According to Catalan radio station RAC1 and as reported by AS, Barca have already agreed personal terms with the player and now need to negotiate a fee with Liverpool.
It has been claimed the Spanish giants are prepared to offer between €80 million (R1.22 billion) and €90 million (R1.37 billion) for the Brazilian, but it remains to be seen whether or not Liverpool will sell.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp recently ruled out a transfer for one of his main stars at Anfield.
"That's an interesting question, because you know my answer before," the German tactician said during Liverpool's tour of Asia, as quoted by Sky Sports.
"I have nothing to say about this, I'm sorry but obviously these stories are without my saying, so why should I disturb this process?
"Do whatever you want with this news, I am not interested. But what I can say, keeping the group together would make sense."
Some believe Barcelona want to lure Coutinho to the Camp Nou in order to make Neymar more comfortable in the dressing room, while other reports suggested that the Liverpool ace could be brought in to replace his countryman should he decide to make a world record move to Paris Saint-Germain.
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