Barcelona’s decision to invest big on signing Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool hasn’t paid off so far.
The 29-year-old has not featured in this calendar year due to injury, while it’s still not clear where he will play next campaign.
Coutinho is one of the top earners at the Camp Nou and with Barca trying to lower their wage bill, it’s best to send him elsewhere this summer.
There have been various claims of return to the Premier League and on Wednesday, Mundo Deportivo stated the Reds are interested in the Brazilian.
Over the last few months, it was repeatedly mentioned in Spain and England the La Liga will side have to pay Liverpool €20m if the South American ends up making 100 appearances for the club.
Mundo Deportivo state sources from Barca have informed them it’s ‘not true’ they are ‘obliged to pay’ Liverpool the €20m if Coutinho features 10 more times [he’s currently played 90 matches] for the Spanish side.
From the Camp Nou, they ‘assure’ that this particular clause is ‘non-existent’ and claims made elsewhere are ‘not true’.