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Barcelona coach Koeman eager to keep hold of Griezmann and Coutinho

Barcelona are prepared to keep hold of Antoine Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho this season.

Mundo Deportivo says Barcelona have not put either Griezmann or Coutinho on the transfer list and manager Ronald Koeman intends to keep both in his squad for the season ahead.

The only circumstances in which the Nou Camp club would consider selling them is if an irresistible offer arrives before the window closes.

However, with a number of potential European suitors suffering financial restraints, this is judged to be unlikely.

Koeman has been pleased with Griezmann's attitude and application during pre-season, especially noting how he gave up a penalty so Memphis Depay could score on debut in last week's 3-1 friendly win over Girona.

Coutinho, meanwhile, is working his way back to full fitness after suffering a meniscus injury in his left knee last December that forced him to miss the second half of the season.


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