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Regardless of Jurgen Klopp’s insistence that he won’t be bought this summer time, Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho could possibly be set for a blockbuster transfer to Barcelona.

Sources near the Brazilian have advised Sky Sports activities that Coutinho is involved in a Catalan change if phrases might be reached amicably between the 2 sides.

Money-wealthy on the heels of Neymar‘s €222-million transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona is determined to reinforce a 3-headed assault that revolved across the flashy Brazilian, Lionel Messi, and Luis Suarez.

If Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu’s current admissions have any veracity, the 24-time Spanish champ could possibly be set to spend a few of that cash.

“The €222 million we’ll spend sensibly, strictly and correctly. It is going to be used to enhance the membership and with this it signifies that we’re in an awesome place to signal gamers,” Bartomeu informed Sky Sports activities.

“This yr there won’t be a trident however we will now speak about a workforce. We’ll usher in gamers, the primary has been (Nelson) Semedo, however there will probably be extra.”

Apologies to Gerard Deulofeu, however the former Everton afterthought merely is not sufficient, prompting Barcelona’s reported curiosity in Coutinho, Borussia Dortmund winger Ousmane Dembele, and Monaco stud Thomas Lemar.

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That speculated curiosity elicited a response from Klopp, who informed the Telegraph, “It’s good that Coutinho is so extremely rated however they (Barcelona) can save their power.”

“I can’t speak about this simply because a Barcelona man begins speaking. Did he say they’re coming to Liverpool to do enterprise? They need to come over? They’re humorous. I don’t need issues like this,” the impassioned German gaffer added.

Coutinho, 25, has 5 years left on the deal he signed in January, and whereas stories recommend he fancies a transfer to the Catalan capital, the Inter forged-off allegedly doesn’t need to pressure a transfer to the Spanish prime flight.