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Barcelona increase Coutinho bid

Barcelona have increased their offer for Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho according to reports.

Goal Brazil claim that the Catalan club have submitted an improved bid of €130m (£118m), an increase of £28m from their previously rejected £90m offer.

Jurgen Klopp has previously been adamant that the Brazilian will not be sold this summer, but after Coutinho handed in a transfer request, the German seemed to suggest he could be allowed to leave.

Speaking after Saturday’s disappointing draw against Watford, Klopp said:

“I cannot really say a lot about it [Coutinho]. What I can say, in general, is that I am responsible for the whole team and I need to be focused on the players that are available.

“The reasons why players are not available i have no influence on it, so my job is, especially at the start of the season, I have to accept decisions from owners, that’s how it is, sometimes from players but in this moment I am just concentrating on my team”

Whether this reported improved bid of £118m will be enough to tempt Liverpool to sell, is yet to be seen. It would make Coutinho the second most expensive player in the world, behind the man he would be replacing at the Nou Camp, Neymar.

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