Liverpool may well be the star club of the January transfer window. Already kicking things off by agreeing a £75m fee for Virgil van Dijk, more Liverpool spending is expected.
The Premier League club could also see Philippe Coutinho leave in an even bigger transfer, and that’s all over the Catalan press once again on Thursday.
Van Dijk’s record breaking deal has served as inspiration for the Catalan media to go big on Coutinho again, and Mundo Deportivo have him splashed all over their front page, and then page 2 and 3 just for good measure.
It’s claimed that Liverpool’s owners FSG and club director Michael Edwards have been in direct talks with Barcelona recently, showing some level of progress on Coutinho’s potential move to Spain.
Despite lots of words and column inches, there’s nothing especially new… other than Mundo Deportivo saying Coutinho’s entourage have been enthused by the Van Dijk deal, believing it shows Liverpool will sell soon.
There’s still no agreement on a fee, and Liverpool haven’t even assured Barcelona of a sale, but the Catalan newspaper again speak of growing confidence a deal can be done.
Barcelona are now preparing their latest ‘assault’ to sign Coutinho, and Liverpool should hear about that shortly.