Barcelona increase Coutinho bid

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The Catalans reportedly saw a bid of £90m turned down last week after Coutinho submitted a transfer request, but Liverpool's stance has always been that the player is not for sale.

Coutinho is yet to feature for the Reds this season with an alleged back problem, and has been ruled out of Saturday's clash with Crystal Palace.

Brazil and Liverpool teammate Roberto Firmino has commented on the possibility of Philippe Coutinho joining Spanish giants FC Barcelona.

Liverpool have apparently told Barcelona they want nearly double the £72m bid that they originally offered for the Brazil midfielder with Barca looking to spend the £200m they earned from selling Neymar to Paris Saint-German.

Barcelona were offering the Premier League outfit just £80m in guaranteed fees - and even that was spread out over FIVE years.

How will Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele line up with Barcelona next season?

'But like Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez have pointed out in the past, Liverpool does not let its players leave on amicable terms'.

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General manager Pep Segura suggested that deals for both players were close, but that assertion was refuted by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.

Coutinho remains sidelined from current duty at Liverpool due to an ongoing back injury, so any suggestion that Coutinho is on strike at Anfield is not the case. "I don't say there was another bid, only that nothing changed". Were we already under pressure?

"Barcelona want to sign Dembele, but at the moment they are not even a millimetre closer", said Watzke in quotes published by Kicker on Thursday.

"I will never talk about something I spoke about with a player".

We spoke to PaddyPower about the chances of the pair moving to Barcelona and they ads odds on, with Dembele at 1/9 and Coutinho 4/9 - with the double being 8/5.

"I don't know what will happen, we have to be patient for a few more days".

Ernesto Valverde's side begin their Liga campaign against Real Betis on Sunday.

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