According to the Daily Mail via Sportskeeda, Barcelona have made move to sign Philippe Coutinho once again the Catalan side have made a whopping €80 million for the Brazilian.
Ernesto Valverde is desperate to sign the Liverpool star and has asked the club to sign him up at any cost. Jurgen Klopp however, is not interested in selling him at any cost and is trying to build a team around him.
“Yes, we can say that [he’s not for sale]. But this is not just since this morning or yesterday – I’m not sure it was different at any time. I’m not surprised that any club is interested in players of Liverpool. I think a few people in the room are more surprised. It’s not a compliment, it’s obvious that people see we have good players. But a very important message maybe, is that we are not a selling club. We believe in working together, we believe in developing together, we believe in using our basis, we want to make the next step together, and for this, we need to stay together.”said Jurgen Klopp.
Andres Iniesta is set to leave Barcelona at the end of next season and Valverde is keen on signing a long term replacement. Coutinho has been linked with a move to Camp Nou for a very long time and is not their #1 target.
Coutinho signed a new contract at Liverpool earlier this year. He’s extended it until 2022 and has made it clear that he wants to remain at Anfield.