Friday, 11 August 2017

Felippe Coutinho submit transfer request to force a move to Barcelona

Liverpool midfielder Felippe Coutinho has issued Liverpool an official transfer request in a bid to join Barcelona, following the club owners statement that the midfielder is not for sale.

Liverpool, on Wednesday rejected a £90 million bid from Spanish giant Barcelona for the 25-year-old superb Brazilian midfielder.

According to Sky Sports, It is understood that Barcelona are prepared to pay up £110 million to get Coutinho to Camp Nou.

Felippe Coutinho signed a new five-year deal at Liverpool in January, with no release clause, but he is interested in joining Barcelona who sold fellow Brazilian Neymar to PSG this transfer window for a world record fee of £198 million. 

Meanwhile Borussia Dortmund have also rejected a bid in the region of £90 from Barcelona for 20-year-old French forward Ousmane Dembele.

Coutinho joined Liverpool from Inter Milan in 2013 for a fee of £8.5 million, last season he scored 14 goals in all competition.

Coutinho reportedly emailed the club about his desire to leave Anfield, but Liverpool deny that the midfielder has asked to leave.

Liverpool said no offers for Philippe Coutinho will be considered and he will remain a Liverpool Football Club player at the end of the transfer window.

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