Phillipe Coutinho: In or Out?

Phillipe Coutinho’s transfer saga has had no shortages of twists and turns. Liverpool’s owners had made an announcement, after rejecting a £90m bid from Barcelona, saying Coutinho will not be sold at any price this summer. That was followed up by a transfer request by the 25-year-old Brazilian star in an attempt to push a move to the Spanish giants.

Despite making his intentions clear to the club, Liverpool have decided against selling Coutinho. Yesterday, Blaugrana general manager Pep Segura added another twist to the tale when he made an audacious claim when he said deals for Coutinho and Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele “are both close,” adding “we are hopeful that they will end up wearing the Barca shirt.”

However, Sky Sports correspondent Guillem Balague claimed: “Liverpool haven’t moved an inch their position on Coutinho: they are not selling”. He also stated further that Pep Segura must have been talking about advancements in talks with Borrusia Dortmund for Dembele.

Barcelona are in need of recruits desperately following Neymar’s move to Paris Saint German and their poor performances against Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup have further proved the need to get in world class talents to regain their dominance in Europe let alone Spain

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