Coutinho Move to Barcelona Getting Closer as Chiefs Arrive England for Deal

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Looks like Barcelona are getting closer to sealing a deal for Neymar’s ideal replacement as per Dailymail. Barcelona’s pursuit of Philippe Coutinho was stepped up on Tuesday morning when club directors arrived in England in an attempt to close the deal so the player can make his debut against Real Madrid on Sunday.

Oscar Grau, Raul Sanllehí and Javier Bordas hope to return to Barcelona on Tuesday night with the deal done and believe they are now pushing against an open door with Liverpool having accepted that Coutinho wants to leave.

Barcelona had an opening offer for £72m turned down two weeks ago by Liverpool and a second offer closer to £80m also failed to convince.

Barcelona believe a third bid – along with the player having already communicated to Jurgen Klopp that he would like to be given the chance to make the move – will make the transfer happen. The Catalan giants, who last week sold Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for a world record £198m fee, have discussed offering £100m for Coutinho.

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