Again, Liverpool Insist Coutinho Is Going Nowhere
Philippe Coutinho is willing to leave, Barcelona have made a bid, but Liverpool will not let go of the Brazilian.
There were reports Barcelona had increased their bid for the play-maker to 90 million ($117 million, 99 million euros), but Liverpool insisted on Friday that he is not for sale.
A statement issued by Fenway Sports Group, Liverpool's US-based owners, said: "We wish to offer clarity as regards our position on a possible transfer of Philippe Coutinho.
"The club's definitive stance is that no offers for Philippe will be considered and he will remain a member of Liverpool Football Club when the summer (transfer) window closes."
Coutinho, who joined Liverpool from Inter Milan for 8.5 million in 2013, signed a new five-year contract with the northwest side in January that did not include a buy-out clause and manager Jurgen Klopp has previously made it clear he's not for sale.
Barcelona, already one of world football's biggest clubs, want Coutinho to replace Neymar following his compatriot's world record 222 million euros transfer to Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month.
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