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Liverpool want £107m for star player as Barcelona offer three players in deal



Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool will have no option than to consider selling Brazil international Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona if they offer £107million.

Liverpool have already rejected Barcelona’s opening £72m offer for Coutinho but are expected to return with an improved bid.

The Reds are determined to retain their star man, and manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted several times that he won’t be sold.

Mundo Deportivo reported that Liverpool do have a price tag they would consider doing business at – a whopping £107m – that would make the Brazilian the world’s most expensive player.

The report claims Coutinho and his agent are working hard to convince Liverpool to let him go, but Liverpool are playing hardball.

The Spanish giant believes the valuation the Reds have set has been made to scare them off, but the Brazilian and his agent think they would consider selling if a bid of closer to £89.5m came in.

Barcelona wants to pay less though, and hope by offering Liverpool one of their players they would be able to sign the playmaker for a lower fee.

The duo of Arda Turan and Denis Suarez are the players the Catalan will hope to include in the switch with both players up for sale this summer transfer window.

Both players struggled for game time under former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique last season and new boss Ernesto Valverde looks set to sell them.