Liverpool wanted $237 million for Philippe Coutinho — Barcelona

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GETTY Philippe Coutinho looks set to finally leave Liverpool for Barcelona

When he was managing Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson rarely had a good word to say in public about deadly rivals Liverpool.

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho remains Barcelona's number one target but the Spanish club are also weighing up a move for Monaco's Thomas Lemar.

Barcelona claim that Liverpool's asking price was the reason the club couldn't sign Philippe Coutinho this summer.

"I'm very happy because he has scored a goal and at this moment he is filled with great sadness", the forward said of his team-mate, who netted in the game, per Mundo Deportivo (h/t Football Espana).

The Reds have been strongly linked with a move for the Monaco winger in recent days with L'Equipe reporting yesterday that Liverpool have tabled a fresh offer worth £74m in cash plus the option to take Divock Origi on loan. "And the new signings will make us more competitive and as strong as we have been in recent seasons", he noted.

The Scot was sympathetic to Liverpool's cause when asked to comment on the matter at a UEFA coaches forum in Switzerland, believing that if the window were to have closed before the start of the season proper, then this kind of situation would've been avoided.

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Liverpool's owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) had released a statement earlier in the window insisting that Brazil international was unavailable at any price.

There is a chance they can get him still and it all depends on a young French midfielder. "But it's the same procedure as always".

"This (FC Barcelona) board will not put the club at risk". The matter would have been over.

"It affects us and it will continue affecting us until the end", said Tite, whose side have already qualified for the World Cup finals.

For its part, the newspaper newspaper Madrid "9 deals within 3 days". And if that deal pushes through, Coutinho's move to Camp Nou may be next.

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