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Reports: Barca Hope To Sign EPL Star In Order To Keep Neymar

Reports: FC Barcelona Hope To Sign Premier League Star In Order To Keep Neymar

By Keegan Kruger - Aug 01, 2017 10:47 AM @KeeganKruger

FC Barcelona are reportedly hoping to strike a deal with a Premier League star in an effort to persuade Neymar to stay at the Camp Nou.

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The Brazil talisman is said to be on the verge of joining Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain for a world record fee of €222 million (R3.46 billion) over the next few days, a deal the Blaugrana are desperately trying to stop.

According to Spanish publication Diario Gol, the Catalan giants apparently believe that if they are able to sign Neymar's good friend and Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho, the 25-year-old forward could be convinced to stay in Spain.

In fact, in March, Neymar even expressed his desire to play alongside his friend at Barcelona, but nothing has materialised since.

"A Premier League player that I would like to have in Barcelona is Coutinho," he was quoted as saying by Diario Gol.

"I believe Philippe Coutinho is a player that would totally fit in at Barcelona."

Liverpool have stood firm in recent weeks, though, with manager Jurgen Klopp insisting that their star player is not for sale, no matter the size of the offer.

"If you say he is not available to be sold, where is the interpretation?" the German tactician said at a press conference on Monday, as quoted by the BBC.

"The word 'not' means there is no interpretation. There is nothing new."

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Coutinho has made 181 appearances for the Reds since joining them in 2013, scoring 42 goals and assisting 37 further strikes.  

Do you think there is anything that could keep Neymar from moving to PSG now? Have your say in the comments section below.


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Aug 02, 2017 08:35 AM
I don't think neymar will stay at barca.
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Mpho Poster Joined: 03 Jul 2016
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Mpho Poster Aug 01, 2017 02:55 PM
Lolest leave money and the oportunity to write history because of a friend? Hahaaaa yu like creating things instead of diging dip juicy news. Coutinho play the same position n yu cant put Messi out
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Shepherd Mtetwa Joined: 31 Mar 2016
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Shepherd Mtetwa Aug 01, 2017 02:24 PM
Cowlona is totally confused. Where are the youth products? DOLOLO
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Tedd Aug 01, 2017 02:14 PM
It's not good for a big team to express their desperation, it makes the player think higher of himself than he ought to be
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KingLajava Joined: 03 Jul 2011
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KingLajava Aug 01, 2017 01:50 PM
So why dont they just let Neymar go?
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Xola bucs fan Joined: 21 Jul 2017
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Xola bucs fan Aug 01, 2017 01:49 PM
How cn they be broke whilst they wnt Coutinho n Neymar in de same squad.
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Mccrobert makhu Aug 01, 2017 01:35 PM
ya,they must sell neymar,its a must fo barca to sell him,they are broke,broke,broke,they don't have even 100million euros
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T-Man360 Aug 01, 2017 01:13 PM
Barcelona is broke they cnt even sign a player for £100m they must sell one of their star players 1st
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Rambo Kingdom Commando Aug 01, 2017 12:30 PM
Eish I don't think they can get Coutinho from Liverpool like the mananger sad his not selling the the player no matter the size of the offer is. Mark that words as for Barca Neymar is not going no where
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Soni_JX Aug 01, 2017 12:27 PM
These SECOND FIDDLE IDIOTS have fail to sign Coutinho before..... what will be different now?
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Soni_JX Aug 01, 2017 12:26 PM
These speculatiobs are just laughable.
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Current85 Joined: 01 Aug 2017
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Current85 Aug 01, 2017 12:17 PM
Do what yo Pap is telling u.Boi.
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Warras4khosi Aug 01, 2017 11:41 AM
We will be waiting for all these speculation about Neymar one thing I know transfer window will close by then the truth will be in plain sight for ukba nocwethe uzobona.
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Patmuthelo@webmail.co.za Aug 01, 2017 11:19 AM
Coutinho is a good player that can add stability at barcelona engeen room
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MOKOKOTLO Aug 01, 2017 11:09 AM
hands off

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