La Liga giant Barcelona have admitted defeat in their bid to prise away Liverpool playmaker, Phillipe Coutinho.
Liverpool has won their battle with Barcelona after rejecting an offer close to £120 million.
Not for sale
Barcelona’s deadline for the Anfield giants to accept their £118 million offer for Coutinho passed with them still insisting the Brazilian midfielder is not for sale.
After three failed bids and with time rapidly running out in a transfer window that closes in 9 days’ time, the Catalan giants have finally accepted that Liverpool won’t sell the 25-year-old to them.
Another Barca target is Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele who remains suspended indefinitely after failing to show up for pre-season with the club in the hope of forcing a move.