Barcelona confirm they're 'ready' to sign Liverpool ace Philippe Coutinho in January

Emre Can I’ve never seen a more “talented” player like Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho

Emre Can I’ve never seen a more “talented” player like Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho

Coutinho remains firmly on Barcelona's agenda and they showed their hand on Wednesday, with chief executive Oscar Grau confirming it is their ambition to bring him to the Nou Camp.

"We are ready to buy Coutinho in the winter market, or any player the technical staff request", he told reporters.

"We want to have the most competitive squad possible".

"After taxes we received about €188m (A$286m) in income and a direct financial impact on the club's treasury of €144m (A$219m)".

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Barcelona eventually made multiple offers to sign the Brazilian ace and only abandoned the pursuit on deadline day after the Merseysiders asked them to pay €200m to complete the transfer.

Jurgen Klopp needs to build a Liverpool defence worthy of Philippe Coutinho, Garth Crooks has claimed.

In the days leading up to the August transfer deadline, Barca coach Ernesto Valverde said he wanted more quality to be added following the sale of Neymar. The club will be sustainable, we don't want losses.

Barca were thwarted in their attempt to prise Coutinho away from Anfield during the summer with Liverpool placing a reported 200 million euros ($238 million, Sh23.8 billion) asking price on the midfielder. No other teams, even in the National Basketball Association and NFL, reach these numbers.

However, he confirmed that the club wanted to remain part of La Liga regardless of the outcome of Catalonia's push for secession.

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