Liverpool FC has rejected a bid of 100 million euros (about £90m or N45bn) for Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho from FC Barcelona.
Barca’s second bid for the 25-year-old, which was rejected immediately, comprised an initial 85m euros (about £76.8m) plus 15m euros (about £13.5m) in add-ons. Reports suggest that the English side is not keen on selling their star player.
FC Barcelona had sold Brazil forward Neymar to Paris St-Germain for a world record transfer of £200m last week and are in need of a replacement in the mould of Coutinho.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said after previous £72m bid by Barcelona in July was rejected they were not a “selling club’’, and that Liverpool had considered the matter closed.