Liverpool name Coutinho price
According to Diario SPORT, Liverpool have named the price for Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian has no release clause on his contract, and Liverpool will only sell for 150 million euros, so it’ll be a very difficult deal to pull off for Barça if they’re indeed interested in the Brazilian star.
Liverpool chose Coutinho replacement
If Barça do pull off a shocking Coutinho transfer, TyC Sports claim Jürgen Klopp has already found a possible replacement: West Ham United star Manuel Lanzini, who became the Hammers’ biggest star after the departure of Dimitri Payet. Lanzini plays in the same position as Coutinho and would slot perfectly into Klopp’s system should Coutinho leave for Catalonia.
Barça to offer Rakitic in Coutinho deal
Another great bit of hilarious news from Don Balon, who say Barça are prepared to include Ivan Rakitic in any deal for Coutinho to try and lower Liverpool’s asking price. Rakitic is always linked with a move away from Camp Nou, but the Croatian signed a new contract recently and is unlikely to leave.
Barça reject offer for Munir
According to SPORT, AS Roma made a €25 million offer for Barça attacker Munir El-Haddadi, which was instantly rejected by the club. Roma’s new sporting director Monchi is a big fan of Munir and tried to bring him on loan to Sevilla last season, and he’d be looking to sign him permanently this time. Ernesto Valverde is a fan of Munir, however, and plans to use the young forward as one of the backups to the ‘MSN’ trio this season.