This is a bold claim from Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo: ‘Coutinho may fall on Tuesday’.
Wow. They claim that Barcelona are ‘confident’ that Liverpool will accept their second offer of £90m for the Brazilian, who has apparently already agreed a five-year contract.
Coutinho did not feature in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao, which the Spanish newspaper have described as a ‘clear gesture’ that he did not want to get injured ahead of a move.
Another Spanish newspaper, Sport, concur that the transfer will be completed this week, writing: ‘Little by little the work of representatives of the Catalan club has been undermining the leaders of Liverpool.
‘It should not be forgotten that the British club is run by a fund, Fenway Sports Group, led by John Henry, which is basically driven by money and profits. Already in January he was about to sell the club to a Chinese conglomerate for €900m.’
Ousmane Dembele of Borussia Dortmund and Real Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez are also likely to join Barcelona this week as the Spanish giants spend all that lovely Neymar money.
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