- Barcelona have not given up on the chase of Liverpool's midfielder Philippe Coutinho
- The Brazilian has been a top agenda for the Spanish giants all summer
- Liverpool have now told them how much they'll need to pay to get their man
Barcelona have reportedly been told to make an offer offer of £135million before negotiations can begin for the transfer of Philippe Coutinho in January.
The Catalans are continuing their pursuit of the Anfiled player, with Coutinho still their No.1 target to replace Andres Iniesta, the club captain now in the twilight of his career.
Barcelona chiefs made three bids for the Brazilianin the summer with the highest bid rumoured to be around 119 million pounds, but they were all rejected by Liverpool.
However, Barcelona interest in the ex-Inter Milan star hasn’t gone away and according to Mundo Deportivo, representatives for the club held talks with Coutinho’s representative Kia Joorabchian in London on Monday.
Joorabchian, it’s claimed, is working as a go-between between the two clubs, and has told Barcelona that Liverpool would be willing to sell for a fee totalling £135million in January.
Nonetheless, Barcelona are said to be continuing their tact of offering a fee based heavily on incentives, but are also fearful of losing out completely if they don’t get a deal done in January.
Coutinho who has scored four times for the Reds this seaon has also caught the interest of Oil rich french club PSG.
PSG are hoping their record signing, Neymar's friendship with the Liverpool ace will lure him to Paris.