The last proposal tabled by the Catalan club, which was instantly swatted away on Friday, was followed up by a deadline emailed to Liverpool. They had until Sunday evening to change their minds or the approach would be withdrawn. The Merseyside’s ignored the laughable ultimatum over a base figure of £82 million, which was bloated by improbable release clauses to reach a headline amount of up to £118m. According to Reports that FC Barcelona preparing fourth planning to return with a more serious proposition having had zero success in over a month of motioning for the 25-year-old. With the timing of the news coming ahead of yet another match day. Isn’t the real surprise despite their ‘final offer’ threat last week.
The news channel Sky Sports claim Ernesto Valverde’s side and FC Barcelona preparing fourth to bid £101m up front with a further £37m in extras contingent on Champions League appearances as they’ll “never give up the fight” to land Coutinho.
According to One source in Spain has told Sky Sports News: “Philippe has never been more determined to leave Liverpool. To suggest FC Barcelona are thinking of backing out and calling it a day, is absolute nonsense. They’re all in now; their cards are on the table and they’ll never give up the fight. £37m in add-ons are understood to be linked to Champions League appearances and would be expected to be easily achievable, were he to move to the Nou Camp.
138m bid FC Barcelona preparing fourth for Coutinho
“Of course. Yes, indeed. Absolutely. 100 per cent,” was Klopp’s response. He also told Coutinho has not featured for the club yet this season due to a back injury of convenient timing and Jurgen Klopp has revealed he is now also laid low with a virus.
“If Phil would start tomorrow, which he can’t because on top of the back injury. He’s now ill, how it was with one or two other players. But it was not that serious and so they were back in training today. It would take time because he’s had no training for a long time”. He said, stating there was no date penciled in for the Brazilian’s return.
The German was asked whether things were still fine between him and Coutinho. Whether he would happily welcome back Liverpool’s highest earner when the dust settles over this transfer saga. Liverpool lines up against Hoffenheim on Wednesday night in the second leg of their Champions League playoff. Before facing Arsenal on Sunday in their final fixture before deadline day.
After all of that still FC Barcelona preparing the fourth bid for Coutinho. Barcelona also watching for Angel Di Maria and Dembbe of the transfer market. Newly FC Barcelona made a new bid for Argentina football Angel Di Maria by 50m on this week.