Barca are determined to sign at least one more new star before the Spanish transfer window closes tomorrow. After months of talks a breakthrough was finally reached on Wednesday [30 August], after Coutinho had threatened to personally intervene in negotiations to force through a move.
With the possibility of Philippe Coutinho arriving at the Camp Nou looking bleak, Barcelona will be bidding for Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, as an alternative, according to Marca. Furthermore, it leaves Liverpool scrambling around to find a replacement with the Premier League transfer window due to slam shut at 11pm.
The Brazil global - subject of three failed bids from Barcelona after handing in a transfer request - is yet to feature for Liverpool this season due to a back injury and illness.
He racked up 19 goals and nine assists last season, and he has picked up where he left off this year with six goals in his first three matches including a hat-trick against Genoa on Saturday.
Despite being a popular player around Liverpool, his relationship with the club has soured in recent weeks. If it closed in July, Coutinho would have continued playing and it would have been gone.
Jurgen Klopp must wait another 25 hours before learning whether or not he will lose his best attacker, Philippe Coutinho, to Barcelona.
"The Brazilian team doctor has spoken to Liverpool's doctor and our director with their directors". "We have different realities".
Tite says he has told Barcelona target Coutinho that he must be in a "place where he feels happy; if it's at Liverpool or if it's a move to Barcelona". If it's Liverpool, I'll be ok.
"I have to know my limits". I don't want to be a showman, to be talking about everything. And fair. And justice is that he can be happy.