Barcelona have reportedly made Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho their top transfer target for next summer and are willing to pay a fee in the region of £65 million to convince the Reds to sell him, according to Spanish newspaper Sport.

An image of the Brazilian midfielder was on the front cover of the newspaper recently, with the Catalan giants reportedly ready to break the bank to land him in 2017.

Coutinho has been in stellar form for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season and has played a defining role in the Merseyside outfit powering their way to the top of the Premier League table after 11 games.

The South American also scored an emphatic goal in Brazil’s 3-0 win over Argentina this week, further boosting his presence in the collective eye.

Barcelona have no shortage of top-notch attackers but will be faced with the task of replacing ageing star Andres Iniesta in the near future.

With this in mind, Coutinho is clearly one of the options that the Camp Nou club are looking at, with potential to link the Liverpool star with compatriot Neymar for Luis Enrique’s side.



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