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Barcelona set to make £120m Coutinho bid

Barcelona set to make £120m Coutinho bid

Reports this week suggested Soler would step away from footballing duties at Camp Nou and, speaking at a news conference to announce Barcelona's latest financial results, Grau insisted a move for Brazil midfielder Coutinho was still on the agenda.

However, we're not talking about where to catch some sun in the winter months, but rather about the fate of one particular footballer: Philippe Coutinho.

"We are ready to sign Coutinho or any other player the technical staff request in the winter window", Grau said on Wednesday, per Sky Sports.

"Money, is there. What we want is to have the best team possible".

Recent reports from Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo state that Liverpool had promised Coutinho a January move to join Barcelona in order to keep the playmaker happy and motivated for the season.

The Catalan giants spent the summer chasing Coutinho as they attempted to fill the Neymar-shaped hole to the left of the three-peaked attack but ultimately failed, despite the Brazilian telling Liverpool of his desire to leave the club.

"We must forget about the price paid for Neymar last summer", he added.

That is according to Paul Joyce of The Times, who is knowledgeable when it comes to all matters Liverpool.

At this stage of the season, the hope will be that Coutinho ignores Barcelona's advances and continues to focus on his form at Anfield.

Coutinho has since found the back of the net in his next two games against Russian side Spartak Moscow and promoted side Newcastle United.

Mundo Deportivo have a new take on Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona.

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