Liverpool have finally relented. Barcelona and want-away star Philippe Coutinho will get their way by agreeing to buy the player for a record £148 million or €160 million euros.
Fenway Sports Group had maintained a 'Not for sale stance' all Summer, but the persistence of the Catalans along with Coutinho's transfer request and his deep unhappiness with Liverpool's position has forced John Henry and Tom Werner to act.
They are believed to have accepted Barcelona's huge bid for the unhappy Brazilian midfielder and he will now be allowed to leave Liverpool to join up with former Liverpool colleague Luis Suarez who also had his head turned by the Spanish outfit.
Barca sporting director Robert Fernandez confirmed talks were ongoing.
Speaking to BeIN Sports, Fernandez said: “Coutinho? We are continuing the negotiations."
“We do not want and we do not have the right to say what we are doing."
But Barca Sporting Director Robert Fernandez says talks were ongoing over a fee of €160million for the player.