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Barcelona Won’t Return For Philippe Coutinho In January

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La Liga giants Barcelona will not come back with a fresh offer to rope in Livrpool superstar Philippe Coutinho in January, according to Marca.

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The report states that Barcelona will not reignite their interest in Coutinho in four months’ time because Coutinho will not be able to play for them in the Champions League, having already featured in Liverpoo’s 2-2 draw with Sevilla on Wednesday.

Barca will turn their attention to Seri

Marca claim that the Spanish giants will instead turn their attention to Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri as they are desperate to bolster their midfield options – with Andres Iniesta entering the final twelve months of his current contract with the Catalan giants. The Spaniard is yet to sign a new deal and at such a juncture, the Barca chiefs have identified Seri as a potential long-term replacement for the 33-year-old.

Barcelona have already roped in Dembele from Dortmund to fill in the void following Neymar’s world-record move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Barca have landed Dembele as Neymar’s replacement

Coutinho was their top target last month but Liverpool turned down their three back-to-back bids for the Brazilian star.

Coutinho was keen to join Lionel Messi and Co. at Barcelona and had handed in a transfer request to force through his move to Spain.

But Liverpool were adamant and did not grant the Brazilian his dream move to Barcelona despite Coutinho’s reported threats of never playing for Liverpool anymore.

Jurgen Klopp has moved on and has assured that there are no problems with Coutinho

Many had thought that Barcelona would capture their man on the deadline day but Liverpool did not change their stance on Coutinho.

Reds Boss Jurgen Klopp has now made it clear that there are no problems with Coutinho and the fans cheered on as the Brazilian came off the bench to make his first appearance for Liverpool this season in their 2-2 draw with Sevilla on Wednesday.

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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