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Barcelona CEO confirms Philippe Coutinho approach in January.


Barcelona were rebuffed in their attempts to sign Philippe Coutinho in the last transfer window, The Reds refused to sell their star playmaker despite Barca making a number of mega-money bids, but will likely try again in January.

Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo had earlier today claimed that Liverpool chiefs were ready to let the 25-year-old leave.

“We are ready to buy Coutinho in the winter market, or any player the technical staff request,” said Grau in a press conference, where did was discussing Barca’s financial results. 

“Even if clubs don’t wish to sell, we would definitely be willing to try if the board decide that a player is needed.”

“But it is important to adjust ourselves, so if there are to be arrivals, there must be exits as well.

“We must forget about the price paid for Neymar last summer. After taxes we received about €188m in income and a direct financial impact on the club’s treasury of €144m.”

Barcelona also announced a record income of 708 million euros for the campaign just gone, which has allowed for a projected budget of 897m euros for the 2017 campaign, the largest budget in the LaLiga club’s history.