Philippe Coutinho's 'entourage working on move, but Barcelona not interested'

Coutinho 'entourage working on Barca move'
© SilverHub
Philippe Coutinho's camp are trying to orchestrate a move to Barcelona, but the Spanish club do not want him.

Spanish journalist Guillem Balague has claimed that Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho is not the type of midfielder that Barcelona want but that his "entourage" are trying to make it happen.

The Brazilian playmaker has been linked to the European giants throughout the season, despite signing a new long-term contract at Anfield earlier in the campaign.

Previously, Balague claimed that Barcelona have no interest in the 24-year-old, and he has reiterated that stance.

He told Sky Sports News: "This has turned into a weekly question. His entourage is clearly working to move him to the Nou Camp. There are different reasons why Barca will not go for him.

"One is the cost and the other is they think he's a forward rather than a midfielder. And of course they are completely sorted in attack.

"They are looking for a different type of midfielder. Nobody doubts Coutinho's quality but Barcelona don't have the money to be getting three or four top players for their first-choice lineup."

Coutinho has scored 12 Premier League goals and created seven assists in 30 Premier League appearances this season.

Jurgen Klopp celebrates with Philippe Coutinho after the Premier League game between West Ham United and Liverpool on May 14, 2017
Read Next:
Coutinho: 'I know nothing of Barca talk'
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

1Manchester CityMan City98103242825
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd96212241820
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs96211961320
7Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9423108214
11Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9333710-312
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton9324910-111
13West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom9243710-310
14Leicester CityLeicester92341214-29
15Swansea CitySwansea9225610-48
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham9225817-98
17Stoke CityStoke92251020-108
20Crystal Palace9108219-173