Barcelona Reveal Transfer Fee Liverpool Wanted For Coutinho

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Barcelona director, Albert Soler, has revealed that Liverpool were demanding €200million (£183m) for Philippe Coutinho.

The La Liga giants were desperate to bring in the Brazil playmaker this summer and saw several offers turned down by the Anfield club.

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At a press conference on Saturday, Soler says the club refused to pursue a deal, because they didn’t want to “get caught up in such an inflated market”.

He said: “After weeks of offers, yesterday Liverpool wanted €200million for one player. We won’t put the club at risk.

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“We don’t want to get caught up in such an inflated market. Normally it’s traditional clubs that are big actors. Not right now.”

Coutinho will remain at Liverpool for the 2017/2018, but speculations are that Barcelona will make an effort to sign the 25-year-old next year.

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