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Insider: Barcelona AND Coutinho accept Liverpool will not sell

Spanish expert Guillem Balague says there's a belief inside Barcelona that Liverpool will not cave into selling Philippe Coutinho next month.

Indeed, Balague claims there's also a feeling inside Coutinho's camp that the Reds will not budge.

He told Sky Sports: “Liverpool don't want to sell Coutinho. That's where they stand right now, so Barcelona are not optimistic about the possibility of Coutinho going there.

"Obviously they will try and they want to make an offer in January, but even Coutinho's entourage are thinking it probably won't happen, because Liverpool are saying the same as what they said in the summer: 'We are not interested in selling'.

"Barcelona want Greizmann, no doubt about it. They are willing to pay the 100m euros that he will cost from the 1st of June.

"They have met his family, even his sister, who looks after his financial affairs, which is why Atletico Madrid have gone to FIFA and said that this is not supposed to happen.

"Barcelona have got Griezmann as number one target, at the same level of Coutinho, but I don't think they can get both players."

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