Barcelona announce they will return for Liverpool striker Philippe Coutinho in the January market
Posted: 11 October 2017 Time: 17:15
Barcelona have announced they are ready to complete their proposed purchase of Philippe Coutinho, or any other player required by the coaching staff, in the January window.
The Catalan giants were believed to be on the verge of snapping up the Brazil international from Liverpool in August, only for the Reds to reject the Spanish giants’ every advance.
However, Barca CEO Oscar Grau has warned the Reds they are ready to return for the playmaker next year, saying: "We are ready to buy Coutinho in the winter market, or any player the technical staff request.
“But it is important to adjust ourselves, so if there are to be arrivals, there must be exits as well.
"We must forget about the price paid for Neymar last summer. After taxes we received about €188m in income and a direct financial impact on the club's treasury of €144m."