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Kia delivers assuring message to Liverpool fans over Coutinho plans

Kia Joorabchian has cooled talk of Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho moving to Manchester United.

Indeed, the agent can't see Coutinho joining any Premier League club out of respect to former club Liverpool.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: "The information from Barcelona is rather mixed.

"We had a meeting last week with the president [Josep] Bartomeu and other directors, and they told us he was absolutely not for sale, that they have never spoken about the boy leaving, that they had never offered him to any club.

"Although there is a guy that works for them called Andre Cury, who apparently has been touting him about - but the president has told us he is categorically not for sale.

"I think Liverpool lies very, very deeply in his heart, he was a big fan of them throughout the campaign [last season].

"He was wishing for them to win the title and he has a very strong affinity there so I think it will be very difficult for him to go to a direct competitor of Liverpool from a personal standpoint."

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