Liverpool reportedly have no interest in reuniting with
Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho in the off-season.
The Brazil international left Liverpool for Barca in January
2018 in a deal that could rise to £142 million and has been linked with a
number of Premier League clubs, including Manchester United.
Speculation has been rife for a long time that Liverpool
could re-sign the Brazilian playmaker, who has spent the season on loan at
Bayern Munich from Barcelona.
And he watched his old side - who are on course to win their
first Premier League title, dramatically knock Barcelona out on their way to
Champions League glory last season.
However, the Daily Mirror claims Liverpool have "made
definitively clear there is zero interest" on their part in taking Coutinho
back to Merseyside.
Coutinho "will be sold" but it will most likely be to one of
Liverpool's Premier League rivals with Bayern Munich deciding against taking
Barca up on their "€120 million option to make the deal permanent".
The Brazilain has told friends privately that he made a "big
mistake" leaving Liverpool but the Reds have conveyed an emphatic message to
the player's advisors of zero intent.
The report adds that both Man United and Tottenham have made
their interest known to Barcelona in recent weeks.
- TEAMtalk media