Barcelona have made an €80m offer for Philippe Coutinho, but Liverpool have insisted the Brazilian is not for sale, say reports.
Diario AS pick up on reports in the Daily Mail and ESPN that whilst the Catalan club have lodged an offer for the 25-year-old, he will not be leaving Anfield under any circumstances.
Barca reportedly envisage the former Inter man, who is usually deployed in an attacking front-three in England, as Andres Iniesta’s heir in the midfield.
Coutinho signed a new deal at the Reds last season until 2022 and they are ‘fully confident’ he will not become distracted by such reports.
33-year-old Iniesta’s contract at the Camp Nou expires next season and even if he does put pen to paper on a new deal, it is likely he will feature less regularly in the first-team.