Barcelona bid €160m for Dybala

Coutinho has joined up with his Brazil team-mates upon the start of the international break

Coutinho has joined up with his Brazil team-mates upon the start of the international break

But the now-retired United legend has every sympathy with the dilemma facing Liverpool over the prospective transfer of star midfielder Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona on the final day of the transfer window.

Barcelona remain hopeful of securing a deal with Liverpool for Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho, Barca sporting director Robert Fernandez confirmed as the club presented 105 million euro ($125 million) capture Ousmane Dembele on Monday.

"He's flown to Brazil and he's training with the national team".

He contributed 19 goals and nine assists in 48 competitive matches for Juventus in 2016-17. "They say they'll sign one or two players this week".

Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri was believed to be another player who was being targeted by the Catalan club.

Barcelona's latest mega bid for the Brazilian, if rejected by Liverpool, will mean that the Blaugrana might not negotiate further with the Reds and hence their search for another signing will lead them to pursuing Dybala's signature. "The 25-year-old - who has not played for Liverpool since the beginning of August, missing a series of training sessions with what the club described as a "sore back" and illness - was yesterday declared "in flawless condition to play" by Brazil's medical staff", Castles said.

Liverpool, though, have requested Barcelona to delay making the announcement of Coutinho's capture until they've finalised his replacement.

The 56-year-old told reporters: "It has affected him and will continue to affect him until the transfer window closes". With the Reds being heavily linked with Thomas Lemar and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, it is only a matter of time before Coutinho's time at Anfield officially comes to an end.

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