Barcelona set to make £120m Coutinho bid

Barcelona set to make £120m Coutinho bid

"We are financially prepared to sign Coutinho or any other player in January", Barcelona Chief Executive Officer Oscar Grau said at a press conference on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old has scored in three straight matches for Liverpool and deserves attention from Europe's biggest clubs.

The Catalan giants made repeated attempts to sign Coutinho (above) in the summer but were ultimately rebuffed, with the Reds rejecting their final bid of £117million and remaining adamant they have no desire to sell.

The on-going saga relating to the possibility of Philippe Coutinho joining Barcelona continues to rumble on.

"We want to have the most competitive squad possible".

Liverpool have agreed to allow Philippe Coutinho to finally secure his dream transfer to Barcelona next year, if you choose to believe today's reports.

However, several reports in Spain are claiming that the La Liga giants do plan to revive the pursuit in January as manager Ernesto Valverde is still keen on adding the Brazilian ace to his ranks.

Coutinho handed in a transfer request at Liverpool, who reportedly rebuffed three bids from Barca during the closing weeks of the window - the last of which was understood to have come in at £119million. Liverpool's position has not changed and they are furious about Grau's comments.

"We must forget about the price paid for Neymar last summer", he emphasized.

Coutinho would be cup-tied for Champions League games should he move to Barca but that is not expected to affect the move.