Valverde was asked about Coutinho ahead of their Copa del Rey tie with Celta Vigo.
"[Coutinho] is a player for another team," said Valverde at his pre-Copa del Rey press conference. "He is a great player, of course.
"I don't know what will happen, but I like mine much more."
"Having a player like Ousmane back is very positive for us," added the coach.
"He got injured just as he was adapting to the team, so let's see if he can help us. He is ready to play.
"[Umtiti] is a great player and we hope he stays at Barcelona for many years."