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Liverpool Reject Barcelona's €100m Bid For Coutinho

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Eduardo Anchondo | Agosto 12, 2017, 06:54

Liverpool have been very publicly chasing both players since April or May at least, willing to spend upwards of £120M on the duo, and have so far been left frustrated.

He has scored 42 times for the Reds and will net the club, potentially, a total of £100 million in profit should the deal with Barca go ahead as planned.

Sky Sports News understands Barca's latest offer for the forward was €85m (£76.8m) up front, with €15m (£13.6m) add-ons.

"Today, no player on the planet is unsellable". He's got a back injury - many will doubt the timing of it - but he's been in Melwood every day to receive treatment on it.

"Ultimately if he wants to go he will go, as much as the club won't want him to".

"We are not a selling club", Klopp said.

Ronaldo promised Manchester United another 12 months at Old Trafford before completing a then-world record £80m move to the Bernabeu in 2009.

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Jurgen Klopp will be hoping to steer the Reds towards a title challenge after they ended up in fourth place in the Premier League table last term. That is our plan.

But he was named in Liverpool's Champions League squad for the qualifier against Hoffenheim, of which the first leg is in Germany on Tuesday.

They have, however, settled on Coutinho for the Brazil addition, with Neymar once again moving aside.

They have since continued to pursue Coutinho as well as Borussia Dortmund's Ousmane Dembélé, although claims a Barcelona delegation travelled to England this week to meet their Liverpool counterparts were inaccurate.

Coutinho made 182 appearances for Liverpool after arriving at Anfield in an £8 million deal from Internazionale, in 2012.

According to ESPN Deportes' Jordi Blanco, Barcelona have reached an agreement with Liverpool to sign Philippe Coutinho.