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Barcelona Reveal The Actual Amount Liverpool Asked For Coutinho

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu maintains that Liverpool demanded €200m for Philippe Coutinho over the summer, pricing them out of the market.

He told TV3: “I will not say how much we offered, but [Liverpool] asked for €200m.”

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“We weren’t going to give €200m or €150m – we decided to step away from such an expensive market, our offer was less than €100m, with add-ons it could have reached €120m.”

“Money has come into football from outside the game and made [the transfer market] more expensive, which explains what happened with Coutinho.”

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