Source: Liverpool reject second Barcelona bid for Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho

Meanwhile, Liverpool are awaiting developments at Southampton, where their chief transfer target Virgil van Dijk handed in a transfer request on Monday and then released a statement that appeared to end his career at the south coast club.

"It's not that I need it but a few people obviously see that Liverpool have a few good players". 'That is set in stone.

"From a financial standpoint, there is no price limit to let him go or a price that we are ready to give in".

Barca officials had flown to England to try and negotiate a fee with Liverpool, with the Spanish club keen to get the deal across the line by this week.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has warned Barcelona that Philippe Coutinho will not be sold this summer for any price.

In July, the Catalan club had a 72 million pound bid for Coutinho rejected by Liverpool.

He recently signed a new contract, he is always going to have others club that will want him but Liverpool don't have to sell if they don't want to, so the power is very much with them.

Despite Neymar's €222m sale to Paris Saint-Germain, the sources said Barcelona do not plan to overspend on Coutinho.

The Barcelona-based newspaper also revealed that Liverpool have rejected the second bid worth €100 million, but they say the deal will be completed before the closure of the transfer window.

But the stance of the Anfield hierarchy has mirrored that of Klopp in recent weeks, when he insisted that Coutinho's possible departure was not even being entertained.

However, according to ESPN, bonuses could take the total value of the deal to 120 million euros. At the present moment he would have to go out on the left, because Iniesta is still playing. He made his senior international debut for Spain last year in May.

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