Barcelona Close in on Signing of Philippe Coutinho From Liverpool: Report

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Multiple sources in Spain are reporting that Liverpool and Barcelona have reached an agreement for the transfer of Philippe Coutinho.

The Spanish press had claimed that Barcelona officials Raul Sanllehi, Oscar Grau and Javier Bordas had been dispatched to Liverpool to hash out a deal.

Coutinho signed a five-year contract with Liverpool only this January and the club have remained defiant that they will keep their star player despite Barcelona's interest.

EPSN Brazil claim Klopp has repeatedly ordered Liverpool not to sell Coutinho, but the German has now been overruled by the club's top brass.

The 25-year-old is reported to have set his sights on a switch to Catalonia this summer, but the Reds have no intention of selling.

"The chance to play for a team that would suit his style of play, I don't think he can say no to it, as hard as that is for Liverpool to accept". I think the owners are in a position where they can't afford to let him go. Fortunately, the club may have already had a target in mind if they lose Coutinho.

"It's hard for Liverpool to accept but if he wants to go, ultimately he will go".

What is for certain, however, is that no one seems to know what is happening with the little Brazilian's future at present, although after suffering disappointment in their pursuits of Naby Keita and Virgil van Dijk, Reds fan would surely not be pleased should they lose their key man.

Ever since Neymar joined PSG at the end of last week, the Philippe Coutinho rumours have gone through the roof.

The Camp Nou outfit are hopeful a deal can be done for Dembele, though the sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain has left them in a difficult situation. The club has sent three delegates to Liverpool in order to thrash out a deal, the newspaper said.

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