Liverpool have immediately rejected a THIRD bid from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho believed to be worth up to £118million.
The Reds had previously dismissed offers of £72m and £90m from the Spanish giants for the Brazilian playmaker.
Coutinho handed in a transfer request last Friday just hours after Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group released a statement declaring the player would not be sold during this summer's transfer window.
Barcelona's bid, which consisted of a guaranteed £82.1m (90m euros) plus around £36.5m in add-ons depending on the player's progress at the Camp Nou, would have made Coutinho the second-most expensive footballer in history behind Brazil team-mate Neymar, the man Barca want him to replace.
However, both FSG and Jurgen Klopp have been insistent Coutinho, who has five years remaining on a contract signed only in January, will not be allowed to leave.
Barcelona must now decided whether to make a fourth bid given the knowledge the Reds have no interest in selling the player with the value of the most recent offer - that add-ons including Coutinho winning the Ballon d'Or - considered "irrelevant".
Coutinho has yet to feature for Liverpool this season having been sidelined with a back problem.
we are not put on this earth to destroy one another, but to at least help each other.
my prayers go out to those in Barcelona and Charlottesville and everyone who has been attacked by white-supremacists and terrorist groups.
this song & this man reminds of the hope in this world, and how love will always rise above evil. .
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EL OBELISCO CON LOS COLORES DE ESPAÑA. El homenaje del símbolo porteño para las víctimas del atentado en #Barcelona en el que murieron 14 personas, una de ellas, de ciudadanía argentina.
👉 Não tenha dúvida pra falar como as pessoas são especiais e importantes em sua vida! Apenas Fale! Estou pensando tanto nisso depois desse episódio terrível em Barcelona, quantos abraços não serão mais dados, quantos "você é especial" não serão mais ditos! ☹️ E, então, fico com aquela velha canção: "É preciso amar as pessoas como se não houvesse amanhã..." 😍💜 #pessoas#especial#barcelona#renatorusso#amor#coach#executivo#negocios