It would appear there are toys being thrown from Catalan prams on Wednesday, and mainly in the direction of Liverpool.

Either Sport are having a strop of their own accord, or Barcelona have taken leave of their senses.

With the chase for Philippe Coutinho proving frustrating, Barcelona have been linked with a string of alternatives, one of which is Thomas Lemar.

Liverpool fans who have been following the Barcelona circus will know the club were also said to be set to rival Jurgen Klopp for Naby Keita, but that’s a track obviously closed now.

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Sport claim: ‘Barca has entered fully into negotiations for the signing of Lemar with the aim, also, of blocking the English club, which refuses to sell Coutinho.’

Sorry, excuse us why while we cough up our lunch laughing.

Sport reckon Barcelona are prepared spend €80m+ for Lemar with part of the reasoning being just to annoy Liverpool? Oops, here comes the laughter again.

Barcelona are said to have contacted both Monaco and the player’s camp and received positive answers from both about a potential transfer.

It seems not to have occurred to Sport that if Liverpool manage to keep Coutinho then their need for Lemar isn’t as great, so this wouldn’t be quite the big L the Catalan newspaper hope.

Més que un club.