Barca chief Oscar Grau has confirmed they have room in their budget to bid again for Coutinho in January.
Balague stated on Sky Sports: "The interest of Barcelona for Coutinho will never leave.
"Oscar Grau said: 'If we want to sign Coutinho in January, we can'. Are they interested? Of course.
"Barcelona needs two types of players. A (Marco) Verratti and a Coutinho, but I do not think it will happen in January."