Reports in Spain are suggesting that Philippe Coutinho's dream move to Barcelona is on the brink of being completed after Liverpool cut their original asking price for the Brazilian talisman by 25%.

By 90Min
October 28, 2017

Reports in Spain are suggesting that Philippe Coutinho's dream move to Barcelona is on the brink of being completed after Liverpool cut their original asking price for the Brazilian talisman by 25%.

Mundo Deportivo have reported that the Reds' decision to slash their hefty €200m asking price is to convince Barcelona of making a move, however, the hierarchy at the Camp Nou still holds reluctance at meeting Liverpool's €150m valuation of Coutinho.

Paris Saint-Germain's sporting director, Antero Henrique, is understood to have held meetings with Coutinho's representatives over a potential transfer that would match Liverpool's price tag, according to Sport

However, rumours linking the 25-year-old with a move to Paris have likely surfaced due to the close friendship between Coutinho and PSG's €222m poster boy, Neymar.

Although the Parisians are likely to be interested in signing Coutinho in 2018, their obligation to make Kylian Mbappé the world's second most expensive footballer, behind only Neymar, in a €180m deal makes a big money move for Liverpool's talisman unlikely. It is known that Coutinho is craving a move to Catalonia, with the desires of Barcelona increased after seeing Ousmane Dembélé, the 20-year-old they signed to replace Neymar, rupture a thigh muscle in their 2-1 victory over Getafe in September.

Arsenal star Alexis Sánchez was unable to secure his move away from north London in the summer and the Chilean is now expected to complete a move to Manchester City in January.

However, with Coutinho, it is unsure whether he will be able to leave Liverpool in the winter or if the Brazilian will be forced to wait until after the World Cup in Russia.

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